Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 21:43 -0500, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> I would like for the Packaging group to discuss the following policy:
> compat-* packages
> compat-* packages are for the sole purpose of providing
> obsolescent/obsolete libraries required by non-Fedora applications. No
> Fedora packages may be built against them, and no application packages
> may use the compat- namespace. Any -devel subpackage must be omitted via
> the removal or exclusion of development-related files.
Closing out devel-packages closes out packages which require older
APIs/ABIs from rebuilding.
If I'm reading the proposal correctly, this is more of a naming
convention than a limitation on whether packages of libraries with older
APIs can be created. On that basis, I'm +1.