martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 23 20:18:43 UTC 2011
Barry Warsaw [2011-06-23 15:32 -0400]:
> * The version numbers are borked. Ubuntu has 1.0a~svn1124-0ubuntu2 while sid
> has 1.0.1-3. The Ubuntu version number is higher, but it represents an
> older version of the upstream library. So we'll have to play games with the
> version numbers when we update the Ubuntu package.
> (e.g. 1.0a.isreally.1.0.1-3ubuntu1 or some such).
Right, I strongly recommend not to use an epoch, as then we'll never
ever be able to sync to Debian any more.
> * From the debian/changelog of the Ubuntu branch, it looks like Rodney and
> Martin have made in-tree changes, not all of which have been applied
> upstream. This will make it even more difficult to merge, because your
> fixes are more difficult to separate out.
I really just sponsored a patch for Rodney back then. I'm afraid I
have no first-hand experience with the package itself, I never
actively used it. So I defer to Rodney for checking whether we still
need our patches.
Martin Pitt | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com) | Debian Developer (www.debian.org)
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