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Month: February 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Commit c926c513 (amarok) caused a conflict between packages

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 01:35:53 -0600
On 02/15/2014 11:11 PM, Michele Calgaro wrote:
>> mlt/mtt++ do have dependency value (I forget which package, but I chased
>> that dependency down 2 or 3 years ago and it was still worth keeping even
>> being i686 only). If I recall correctly knetworkmanager8 AND kpowersave ARE
>> required for QT3 3.5.13 builds. Let make sure our decisions are technically
>> correct and not simply based on whether anyone chooses to build them
>> anymore.
> IMO, I would prefer a GIT repo which is relevant to the current development
> trunk (less code to maintain, less code to look through in case of bug
> searching, less code to build, less building time, less of all :) ) Yes, some
> of the mentioned packages may be required for building older TDE versions
> (such as 3.5.13), but we have tags and as I already said, a simple git
> checkout would restore your local repo to the exact point of when a
> particular version was tagged and built in a matter of seconds, including
> folders no longer present in the current repo.
> Anyhow, just my 2 cents.
> Cheers Michele

All good 2 cents.

  I agree if the packages server no purposes for anyone any longer, then let's
get rid of them. However, if you still use a package and I delete it from the
tree just because I don't use it anymore, I would expect you to be a bit
perturbed... and vice versa. So if we are going to start lopping directories off
the tree, I would suggest we open a "Directories to be Pruned from Git Tree"
bug, list the candidates for removal, allow a reasonable time for comment (say
30 days), then with consensus prune those that are no longer needed.

  That provides a mechanism for reasoned discussion and should prevent
surprises. I know everyone on this list is busy, and for an action like this to
be taken based on a couple of e-mails and replies in a 24 hour period does not
seem right. There is no rush.

  I have opened the bug:

Add candidates for removal there.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.