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Re: GNU Automake 1.14 released

From: Dan Kegel
Subject: Re: GNU Automake 1.14 released
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 14:43:51 -0700

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Eric Dorland <address@hidden> wrote:
> Previously I would upgrade the automake package to the latest version
> and add a new binary package for the previous version. So, for
> example, if automake was at version 1.10 and 1.11 was released
> upstream I would update the automake package to 1.11 and create a new
> automake1.10 package for people who couldn't deal with the backwards
> incompatibility.
> Given the new version scheme, 1.14 should be backwards compatible with
> 1.13. So my plan is to upgrade the automake package to 1.14, have it
> "Provides: automake1.13" and add symlinks from /usr/bin/automake-1.13
> to /usr/bin/automake-1.14 (since 1.14 creates only the automake-1.14
> binary). I will not provide an automake1.13 package with the older
> version since that doesn't make sense if 1.14 is properly backwards
> compatible.

That sounds kind of risky, promises of compatibility notwithstanding.
If I were sticking my neck out, I'd keep on with the old scheme,
where automake-1.13 means automake 1.13.  It would surprise people less.
- Dan

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