[Pkg-ime-devel] Dealing with opencc

Aron Xu aron at debian.org
Thu Dec 17 12:18:58 UTC 2015

On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:34 PM, ChangZhuo Chen (陳昌倬)
<czchen at debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 01:20:08AM +0800, Aron Xu wrote:
>> 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.
> Is it possible to maintain opencc 0.4.3 and 1.0.x at the same time in
> unstable?

This is doable, but the problem is how to maintain the ABI for 1.0.x
series. We need to make sure it won't break for end user, so every
time there's an update, we need to do library transition. Do you have
any suggestion on deal with that?

> The latest version of ibus-libzhuyin cannot be built without opencc 1.x
> series. And because of this, libzhuyin and fcitx-zhuyin cannot migrate
> to unstable either.

I understand, same situation applies to rime. But we don't what things
to break, so we need to hold off before there's a proper solution.


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