[csw-pkgsubmissions] newpkgs pm_textglob, pm_textwikifmt, pm_textw(...)

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Fri Nov 12 08:57:21 CET 2010

Hi Phil,

Am 11.11.2010 um 21:48 schrieb Philip Brown:
> On 11/11/10, Dagobert Michelsen <dam at opencsw.org> wrote:
>> Am 11.11.2010 um 19:45 schrieb Philip Brown:
>>> Would you please draw up a specific plan/ascii doc/whatever,
>>> identifying
>>> "These packages are going to be name-sanitized"
>> The good thing is if you just release the packages and the empty  
>> stubs
>> everything will work as expected for us and the users. The removal is
>> just for beauty and not really needed.
> your renaming can also be considered "just for beauty and not really  
> needed" :)
> I'm not okay with leaving in these transition packages indefinately.
> They need to have a finite lifetime. See below.

Ok. 6 month.

> Additionally, we need specific tracking of which of our applications
> need to have their dependancies changed. Having a specific retirement
> date on the empty packages helps with that too.

After release I file bugs against all dependent packages as I
always do on renames :-P

>> Everything else requires acceptance of
>>   http://wiki.opencsw.org/releases-and-staging
>> first as we need tagged releases to allow for clean renames.
> I dont see how that is "needed" to have clean renames.

It would give the users clean "must-do" update cycles, which would
enforce name-change updates on the system. With hooks it would
also be quite easy with an upgrade hook to handle name changes,
but as half of the packaging tools doesn't support them this is
obviously not an option.

Best regards

   -- Dago

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