[Pkg-corba-devel] Remaining issues before uploading omniORB 4.1

Floris Bruynooghe floris.bruynooghe at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 21:50:01 UTC 2007

On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 11:11:50PM +0200, Thomas Girard wrote:
> Hello,
> this is a list of remaining things to do/to discuss before uploading a
> new omniORB 4.1 package. I feel the packages are in good shape, and
> there's only a few things left to be done.
> If anything is missing please add it to this list.

 * Check the API from 4.0.6 to 4.1.0 to see if a new souce package
   name is required.

>  * see if the just released 4.1.1 is ABI compatible with 4.1. If it's
>    not, we'd better focus on the latest release.

I hope it is as I'd prefer to get 4.1.0 in the archive first.  I
suppose you want to avoid having to go through NEW twice?

>  * see if omnievents compiles fine with omniORB 4.1. (See with Martin.)
>  * fix #42953 by introducing libomni*-dbg packages. Since we're changing
>    names the package will go through NEW anyway.

This is moderately messy due to the way omniORB does it's build.  But
I have done something similar at work (not Debian packages though) and
have a hackish way of doing it (involving sed...).  I'll adapt it for
the Debian package and try to upload it this week.

>  * I think #277627 should be rather easy to fix, but I'm not sure to
>    understand the need.

I was sure I did send out an email about that only to discover that it
was left in my "postponed" mailbox.  I've sent it now (to the bug),
basically the same analysis as yours.

>  * test transition from omniorb 4.0 to omniorb 4.1:
>    o by hand
>    o with piuparts

>    o with an non-empty omniName database while updating to see if
>      registered objects are still there after

Earlier I thought this was a lost cause due to the old postrm script,
however I just re-read the policy and we'll have to write a preinst
script which can handle this.

> What do you think?

Yes, that seems about right.  Are you in any hurry?  I am fairly busy
the next few weeks as I'll be away all weekends so will have to do
with the time I can find in the weeks to work on this.


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