[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] mini-dinstall: Successfully installed icedove-3.0 3.0~rc2-1 to sid

Guido Günther agx at sigxcpu.org
Mon Dec 14 17:41:31 UTC 2009

Hi Mike,
On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 09:39:32AM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > > Please change the package names to not include the version number
> > > (and probably likewise for the directory name, too)
> > The idea is to have icedove-3 and icedove co installable for some time.
> I don't think this is a good thing, for several reasons:
> - There are good chances that icedove 2 and icedove 3 can't share a
>   profile (i.e. running icedove 2 after icedove 3 may either not work
>   properly, or worse, do bad things)
> - It doesn't allow for a smooth upgrade
Currently we copy over the profile.

> - We are 3 months from freeze, it's really time to get icedove 3 in, and
>   test upgrade paths, because we'll definitely *not* be releasing with
>   icedove 2: we can't support it for more years.
I agree on this, however I'd rather push an icedove 3 to experimental
first that doesn't force users to use it so they can test in parallel.

> > > Please also consider merging the -gnome-support package (see iceape).
> > This makes sense although icedove itself then pulls in more of the gnome
> > libraries. Die you check the actual difference for iceape?
> Iceape uses recommends for the gnome libraries, instead of dependencies.
O.k., that makes sense.
 -- Guido

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