[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#668806: Bug#668806: Bits from the Release Team: Freeze approaching!

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon May 14 21:13:25 UTC 2012

On lun., 2012-05-14 at 20:45 +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Hello Yves-Alexis,
> Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> (14/05/2012):
> > This is just a friendly ping about #668806. I think it's safe to say
> > that we won't squeeze Xfce 4.10 in Wheezy, but at least paving the way
> > for Wheezy+1 upgrades would be better.
> as discussed on IRC, I think having “traditional” transitions would be
> the easiest for everyone, we have tools to handle them. Worst case, you
> don't actually need to bump the soname for one release; then you just
> don't bump it, and done. I don't see any drawback with this approach.
> And thanks for the friendly ping.
Ok, since it seems things are a bit unclear, we can't really use the
traditional (soname) way because we would need to split the binary and
the lib and then we might have:

xfce4-foo-plugin built against libxfce4panel.so.1 (Xfce 4.6)
xfce4-bar-plugin built against libxfce4panel-1.0.so.3 (Xfce 4.8)

with both lib packages installed. But we can only have one binary
xfce4-package installed (4.8), and at runtime, xfce4-foo-plugin won't
load in xfce4-panel 4.8.

So we do need to have stricter dependencies than soname here.

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