[Pkg-xfce-devel] [ligthdm, lightdm-gtk-greeter] version policy

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at gnu.org
Sun Nov 30 22:02:34 UTC 2014


Luca Saiu, le Fri 28 Nov 2014 19:00:22 +0100, a écrit :
> I see that Samuel backported some code related to screen-reader support
> in lightdm-gtk-greeter,

Well, actually no, we preferred to stay with a couple of simple small
hacks, to avoid introducing too many changes.

> Up to this point I've been guilty of not interacting with the community.

Indeed, please keep debian-accessibility@ up to date about what you are
working on, so we can avoid duplicating work :)

> In particular, what is the policy with respect to package versions
> included in debian, when the upstream version is considerably more
> recent than what debian already ships?  Can (and should) we "skip"
> versions and proceed to package a software which is possibly several
> versions more recent than the one in debian sid?

There is no strict rule, the maintainer is completely free to skip
versions, take an upstream snapshot, etc.  I don't know what XFCE
maintainers are used to be doing.  You can for instance have a look at
the upload history on


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