stable+1 team December report/handover

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at
Mon Jan 9 16:30:08 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-01-09 at 15:26 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> """
> * 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?

>From a security point of vue, I'd prefer not to have two versions of
gnutls to support in an LTS release. If a complete transition cannot be
done because of licensing issues, could we please remove gnutls28 for
now, and revisit with the LTS+1?


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