Steve M. Robbins
steve at sumost.ca
Tue Jan 31 02:18:48 UTC 2012
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 01:21:15PM +0100, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> * Steve M. Robbins <steve at sumost.ca> [2012-01-30 00:50:57 CET]:
> > I'd just like to understand the packaging practices. Why are there
> > parallel source packages of wesnoth (1.8, 1.9, 1.10)? Is wesnoth-1.8
> > destined to be removed from the archive, fixed, or simply quietly
> > abandoned?
> Wesnoth upstream follows the old kernel versioning schema: even minor
> numbers are stable releases, odd minor numbers are development versions.
> So 1.9 is of no relevance here.
OK, but ... 1.9 is currently in testing. Won't it get released?
> So indeed, 1.8 will get removed from testing and unstable, and 1.10
> will get released with wheezy. I am uncertain currently whether I want
> to fix the issue that wesnoth-1.8 has with boost 1.48, potentially for
> the benefit of derivative distributions, but time is currently limiting
> me badly, so don't bet on it. It doesn't affect squeeze so motivation
> to put a fair amount of effort to do it isn't very high.
OK. So, FYI I do plan to flip boost-defaults in the next week, which
will make wesnoth-1.8 FTBFS if nothing is done. Do you want me
to look into a patch and NMU?
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