[Pkg-ime-devel] Dealing with opencc

Aron Xu aron at debian.org
Tue Dec 15 17:20:08 UTC 2015

Dear team,

I'm now starting to drop dependencies of opencc from as many as
possible packages to avoid it, and plan to stick to 0.4.3 for a much
longer time in unstable/testing, but will maintain 1.0.x and future
series in experimental.

Reason is that upstream never maintain ABI compatibility properly, and
close the report silently when the issue is discovered and reported.
We cannot affort to diverge by bumping SOVERSION every time. Anything
depending on libopencc should declare a very tight dependency to the
version it builds with exactly, to avoid breakage.


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