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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Proposal for project in root namespace: GNOME:*
  • From: Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 12:21:38 +0200
  • Message-id: <1160475698.15272.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 16:04 +0200, Adrian Schröter wrote:
> Am Monday 18 September 2006 15:39 schrieb Stanislav Brabec:
> > Adrian Schröter wrote:
> > > Hm, that would mean when there is a stable Gnome 2.18 all people needs to
> > > change their repository URLs ?
> >
> > Yes. Exactly this was my intention.
> >
> > After GNOME 2.x 2.x+2 update, desktop often needs small reconfiguration
> > and some things may even disappear.
> >
> > Imagine that you are using 2.x and you will get 2.x+2 overnight. Your
> > desktop is now different, needs some work to adjust it, and may be even
> > less stable. And what is worse, there is no way to undo this change.
>
> That would be always a bug IMHO. How does a user do an update from openSUSE
> x.y to x.y+1 (or SLE) otherwise ?
>
> > That's a reason, why I would like to see stable versions in form
> > GNOME2xx. When GNOME 2.x+2 appears, we can let 2.x repository silently
> > die in few weeks or months (i. e. stop updating and building).
>
> or rest forever, because some stupid app does not get ported :/
>
with 2.x that problem should not happen, since all libraries are
ABI-stable, so no need to port anything, apart from having apps use new
features. But if they don't use the new features, they still should
compile with the GNOME 2.x platform
--
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo@xxxxxxxxxx>

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