[Pkg-xfce-devel] 4.4 beta 1 (

Emanuele Rocca ema at debian.org
Sun Apr 23 22:17:56 UTC 2006

Hello Simon,

* Simon Huggins <huggie at earth.li>, [2006-04-23 17:51 +0100]:
>  One of the issues with the new code is how we allow people to upgrade to
>  it if they are in X.
>  When I did this the killing of the MCS plugins made my X session quite
>  dodgy and I restarted it straight away.
>  I'm not sure how we can best tell users about this.  I think we can do
>  this in the preinst with a check on the old version that we get passed
>  but I'd like to know what people think we should do.
>  We could:
>  	- stop the install (do this on all packages) if we think the
>  	  user is in X.

A bit extreme, isn't it?

>  	- Add a NEWS.Debian file to, say, libxfcegui4-4 which explains
>  	  the situation and encouraging users to restart their X
>  	  session.

My vote goes to this one.

According to the Developers Reference, NEWS.Debian is:
"the preferred means to let the user know about significant changes
 in a package.  It is better than using debconf notes since it is less
 annoying and the user can go back and refer to the NEWS.Debian file
 after the install.  And it's better than listing major changes in
 README.Debian, since the user can easily miss such notes."

I'd say it's quite appropriate for this kind of informations.

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