[Debian-olpc-devel] Status of sugar packages in Debian

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Oct 19 14:51:55 UTC 2011

Hi Luca,

On 11-10-18 at 02:36pm, Luca Falavigna wrote:
> Hi Jonas,
> during some cleanup tasks in the archive, I noticed there are five
> versions of sugar-* packages, and I wonder whether there are plans to
> get rid of older versions before Wheezy freeze. Current practice is to
> limit concurrent version to two/three versions at the same time.

Yes, we do intend to drop some branches of Sugar.

I have taken the liberty to cc our mailinglist, and ask you to please 
use that in the future (Mail-Followup-To set appropriately).

We briefly discussed this issue recently but I fail to locate it now.  I 
seem to recall that we want to maintain 3 branches: 0.84 (well 
maintained upstream, indicating likely popularity among deployments), 
the newest stable-in-Debian branch (0.88?) and newest upstream stable 
release (0.94).

It probably makes best sense in the future to package not-yet-stable 
branch for experimental, as evidently (as seen with 0.92) we can be so 
slow as to not finish it before next branch has matured.

Thanks for poking us regarding this issue!

 - Jonas

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