on old bug, or is it?

Jeff Mitchell 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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