[Mageia-dev] E17 packaging

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Wed Oct 26 18:58:27 CEST 2011

Am 26.10.2011 18:21, schrieb Michael scherer:
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 10:45:21AM +0200, Florian Hubold wrote:
>> Am 26.10.2011 06:59, schrieb Michael Scherer:
>>> Le samedi 22 octobre 2011 à 08:41 +0100, Philippe Reynes a écrit :
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I've tried to use E17, but it's an old version. I've asked e17 team,
>>>> and they answered me that E17 is "rolling release". So no
>>>> stable release (or vert vert few).
>>>> I propose to package svn version, so we could be up-to-date.
>>>> If a problem occurs, we could report it to upstream.
>>>> What do you think about doing it on all E17 package ?
>>> How will it go for stable support ?
>>> IE, once mageia 2 is out ?
>> We have better chances for bugfixes, don't think the snapshots which
>> we used till now ( nearly one year old and also only based on
>> the development release) will get some love anymore.
>> For security issues, there were none that i'm aware of except for imlib2.
> There is at least one that I found and reported 2 times ( albeit not using the
> public bugtracker ) that didn't get corrected, just look
> at http://trac.enlightenment.org/e/browser/trunk/elementary/src/lib/elm_map.c
> ( a little help : the issue is in the first 25 lines )
You reported it two times. And as you happen to know the problem,
may i ask where the fix is? Also may i remind you that elementary is also
contained in Mageia 1 and also contains the issue you mentioned?
How is that better for quality or security?
>> But if you argument this way, we should stay with the packages we have
>> until E17 is fully stable and release, but i don't see how this would be better.
> We cannot at the same time say
> "we offer quality package and take care of fixing them" and at the same time,
> just say that we won't.
We want to be nearer to upstream to improve package quality.
Who said we don't want to offer quality E17 packages and don't support them?

If keeping old releases unchanged from distro to distro version is
your vision of improving quality and more satisfying for our end-users,
that's not my vision, sorry.

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