stable+1 team December report/handover
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 9 15:26:34 UTC 2012
On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 11:47:57AM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> * gnutls-bin - This is now built by gnutls28 in Debian, which we
> don't have in Ubuntu yet.
> Suggested plan of action: Verify that we can build all of main
> against gnutls28 with reasonable porting effort, sync gnutls28 into
> main, do the transition, drop gnutls26. Debian is undergoing this
> transition now, I think, so we can cooperate with them and send
> patches. If porting to 28 involves too big hurdles, the fallback is
> to build gnutls-bin from gnutls26 again (i. e. partial revert).
I started this:
... and uploaded ntfs-3g and mutt for starters. However, upon thinking
to myself that this was an annoying delta per package and why couldn't
libgnutls-dev just be switched to gnutls28, I went and actually did some
research and found this:
* The new version uses LGPLv3+/GPLv3+ instead of v2+, and can
therefore not be used in GPLv2 projects anymore. (Hello, cups!)
So this is awkward: libcupsys2 is in desktop, and this implies that
we'll find it hard to avoid duplication to the tune of a bit under half
a megabyte. My feeling is that for precise this means that we'll be
better off sticking with gnutls26.
Unfortunately I've already synced gnutls28, but I could always hold my
nose and upload gnutls26 to build a gnutls-bin binary package with a
+really version to back this out.
Any other thoughts?
Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
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