[Pkg-running-devel] Garming plugin packages in Debian?

Ralf Treinen ralf.treinen at pps.jussieu.fr
Fri Dec 2 16:57:24 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 at 10:03:13AM +0100, Andreas Diesner wrote:
Hi Andreas,

> Hello everybody, hello Ralf and Christian,
> Ralf helped me a lot to clean up my code and prepare it for a possible
> release (Thank you!). And as far as I remember all open issues (identified
> by Ralf) have been cleaned up in the code.

Good news!

>  My only concern is that the
> release cycle of Debian Stable is too slow. Garmin updated their plugin
> twice this year and added new functionality -- on all websites that updated
> their API my plugin was broken until I increased the version number and
> added the missing function.
> Maybe my concern is wrong - then I would be happy if the plugin will be
> integrated. Otherwise I could try to implement an update process that
> happens in userspace if a new version exists (plugin updates itself by
> downloading a new version) - but this needs to be very well programmed as
> this can be a security threat.

This shouldn't be your concern. If one version of the plugin does no
longer work due to API change then we can always publish an updated
version through an update release of debian stable (which ususally
happens very 3 months).

An update process through the application that circumvents package
administration should be avoided - not only for security reasons.

Cheers -Ralf.
Ralf Treinen
Laboratoire Preuves, Programmes et Systèmes
Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France.

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