Dependency freeze and optional dependencies

Michael Pyne mpyne at
Tue Mar 20 01:58:34 UTC 2018

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 12:43:40AM +0100, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> Should we allow new features that require optionally a new version of an 
> existing dependency?
> e.g. Okular depends on libtsd 0.1 and now i want to add a feature that 
> optionally depends on libtsd 0.2, but if you have libtsd 0.1 it's all fine 
> (i.e. it compiles but you don't get the new feature).
> Does that count as breaking the dependency freeze?

I think that should be OK, and not counted as breaking dependency

 - Michael Pyne

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