on old bug, or is it?
kde-dev at emailgoeshere.com
Wed Jan 16 16:54:32 CET 2008
On Wednesday 16 January 2008, Rex Dieter wrote:
> In fairness, part of the problem here too, is that taglib hasn't had an
> official release in quite awhile (2+ years?). Telling users (and distros)
> that the only option to "old code" is scm snapshots, is far from ideal.
It's true, but this point misses two crucial facts:
Not being released has been discussed at length before on this list. One of
the reasons it hasn't gotten released in a long time is that taglib has to
guarantee it won't screw up your data, and Scott doesn't have that much time
to really go over all the bugs and patches and really check them out. Other
people help out, like Lukáš, but in the end it's up to Scott's discretion.
Also, package maintaners are supposed to keep aware of thow their packages are
released, or not released as the case may be. Most package maintainers for
taglib *know* of the state of Subversion vs. 1.4 and most of them do release
interim snapshots every now and then. Most of them are well used to this by
In Valent's case, his maintainer does release snapshots. What he needs to do
is prod the maintainer to release another, more current snapshot, as it will
fix a particular known bug he is running into.
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