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Re: [opensuse-gnome] GNOME 2.24 for openSUSE 11.0 - Fail?
  • From: Magnus Boman <captain.magnus@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 20:44:09 +1100
  • Message-id: <1227692649.4278.24.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 09:29 +0000, Andrew Wafaa wrote:
On Sun, 23 Nov 2008 09:28:39 +1100
Magnus Boman <captain.magnus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Just a quick update on the backporting of 2.24 for openSUSE 11.0. I'm
not entirely sure that we should actually "release" this even if we
fix up the few remaining build issues [2].
Reason for that is that we would have to maintain a separate
xorg-x11-libs [1] package. This package currently have pixman built-in
to it and the version in 11.0 is older than what's required.

When we start working on the GNOME 2.26 upgrade for 11.2, we can also
make it build for 11.1 straight away, making it much easier to
maintain, and we will be able to detect these sort of issues early in
the cycle and hopefully have it fixed relatively quick.




As building 2.24 on 11.0 is problematic, and will require additional
maintenance I think the best thing is to discontinue the effort. I'm
not saying we give up, but we move forward. This exercise was a
valuable lesson, and from my understanding if we plan properly we can
have 2.26 and above backported with relative ease for future releases.

Thanks to Magnus, Michael and everyone else for trying. As there was a
fair amount of interest in this topic from people wanting it to happen,
I think a blog post is required to explain why/what and the path
ahead. To do that though a consensus is required, thoughts anyone?

I'm with you on that one. I can write a blog post about the fail if you
want to, but it'd be even better if you do it :-)
To make it even more interesting, I started a new project where I'm
trying to build 2.25.x for Factory/11.1 already. This is made possible
mostly thanks to Vincent (vuntz).
Again, feel free to launch a blog post about the "fail" and the new
efforts that we're doing.


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