[pkg-GD-devel] Bug#443654: Bug#443654: Suppression of libgd2-noxpm?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Fri Jun 25 14:02:10 UTC 2010

Hi Charles,

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 07:44:01PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
>Dear GD team,
>I am running again and again into small issues caused to the xpm split 
>of the libgd2. I am willing to help suppressing libgd2-noxpm. Could we 
>determine a possible schedule ? For instance agreeing to propose it as 
>a release goal for Squeeze+1 ?

Funny that you bring it up now: I woke up this morning with GD xpm split 
on my mind :-)

There is 2 GD transitions pending, as I see it: Dropping noxpm flavor, 
and using the generic "gd" as namespace rather than "gd2".

I imagine that the transition is best done in multiple steps, like this:


   * Rename libgd2-xpm-dev as libgd-dev
   * Rename libgd2 as libgd
   * Introduce dummy libgd2-noxpm-dev depending on libgd-dev
   * Introduce dummy libgd2-xpm-dev depending on libgd-dev
   * Introduce dummy libgd2-noxpm depending on libgd
   * Introduce dummy libgd2-xpm depending on libgd

Post Squeeze + 1:

   * Drop dummy packages

It would be highly appreciated if you could a) help verify if above plan 
is sane, and b) help lead discussion with the release team about this.

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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