Proposal to reduce anti-bundling requirements

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sun Oct 11 11:43:15 UTC 2015


Haïkel wrote:
> And what happens if the library is consumed by other packages
> requiring the new API?

Of course you have to support both the new and the old one.

> Let's keep Ian example:
> You keep the deprecated function in the new library despite upstream's
> decision. Since we keep shipping it, developers will keep using it in
> their new software, making it incompatible with other distro.

Which is not our problem. (Developers should not use deprecated functions, 
no matter whether or when they get removed, so it's their fault, not ours. 
And in the end, it won't affect us at all if we ship the deprecated 
function, so why would we care?)

> We only had one problem, now we have more problems.

No. The other distro has a problem. Why would we care?

        Kevin Kofler



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