[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#753079: transition: librime

Osamu Aoki osamu_aoki_home at nifty.com
Thu Jul 3 12:12:22 UTC 2014


On Wed, Jul 02, 2014 at 07:56:49PM +0200, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> > The renaming is due to a backward-incompatible API change in
> > librime 1.0, where some struct members changed types. So I
> > followed the recommendation here.[1]
> > 
> > [1] https://wiki.debian.org/TransitionBestPractices
> That advice is wrong. Renaming the -dev package makes sense if you're going to
> keep the two versions of the library for a while, e.g. libgtk2.0-dev and
> libgtk-3-dev, which usually means you renamed the source package (gtk+2.0 and
> gtk+3.0 in my example). In your case, you want to keep the same librime-dev
> package name. Can you change it back?
> I will review and edit that wiki page, thanks for the link.

Very good.  That is my thought but there was no external resource
backing it.

Havoc has interesting post on multi dev library case as below,

Jere is what I wrote previously ...
> I do agree to use the versioned -dev when these 2 -dev package are made
> to be co-installable and useful in such shape.  This happens with major

This practically means source package with different name.

> libraries.  For this, it require us to do more than bumping number in
> -dev package name.  See example:
>   http://ometer.com/parallel.html
>   (HP used to work at R-H and used to be with Debian as I understand)

I will upload new git head when prompted.  Is it ready?


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