[pkg-wine-party] Bug#758312: closed by Michael Gilbert <mgilbert at debian.org> (Re: Bug#758312: wine-development: please provide an upgrade path)

Marc Dequènes (Duck) duck at duckcorp.org
Sun Aug 24 16:41:26 UTC 2014


> wine-unstable was never in a stable release (or testing even), so
> there is no need for the inconvenience of transitional packages.

I already told you i was aware of that, but did you read my BR?

Aren't you happy to be able to upgrade your unstable test system /  
pbuilder / sbuild instead of reinstalling it from scratch every time  
or having to do dirty hacking? Many libraries have many upgrade cycles  
before the freeze and other maintainers handle a proper migration  
wether or not this will be the final version for the release or not.  
This ensure rdeps and maintainer's test systems can be upgraded  
without pain. Even you have rdeps such as playonlinux. You cannot  
expect people to follow you very specific ML and handle things  
manually each time you "feel like" to rename a package.

I know there is nothing clearly stated in the policy about this, but  
this is how all key packages are handled and this has proved good for  
us all, so i really urge you to rethink about it (for the future).


Marc Dequènes (Duck)

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