On 05/07/2011 07:11 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
I'm looking at the supybot-gribble package (under review).
Currently it Conflicts: supybot.
It's not really falling under any of the current cases on
but I think it might be another case to add next to compat packages.
supybot is a irc bot written in python. It's already in Fedora.
Development is very slow. Currently many of the database functions in
it don't work because they still haven't switched from sqlite1 for
example. We also have several plugins that use it.
supybot-gribble is a blessed rapid development fork. Changes here are
fast paced and much more current. Once patches here look good and
stable they are submitted back to the main supybot branch. It's much
like a 'supybot-rawhide' or devel.
The two packages share the name and python tree files. Upstream has no
desire to rename things in supybot-gribble as this will make it harder
to fold changes back into supybot. There is no great need to run both
at the same time on the same machine.
In the review I suggested we just let them conflict and setup the
plugins so they would work with either (require /usr/bin/supybot). To
me this seems like an acceptable Conflicts case related to the 'compat
packages' case, except in this case it's 'newer/rawhide/ng version'.
Seems sane so I am with you on this one.