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Re: [SLUG] helix .debs


On Wed, Sep 27, 2000 at 07:24:34PM +1100, Angus Lees wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 27, 2000 at 01:44:50PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > It's starting to become a hassle. Peter at Helix Code doesn't really have
> > the peer review or responsibility that the official Debian maintainers do.
> > So, things get through which otherwise wouldn't. Not good.
> > 
> > This time it's a dead Sawfish package.
> 
> why doesn't helix (or someone else) just upload the .debs to potato,
> so they're in the standard dist?
> (or does this happen already, and i just haven't noticed?)

There was a discussion about this on debian-project a week (or two) ago.

Basically it seems that most of them weren't aware of how to formulate
version numbers that wouldn't conflict with the debian way of doing
things.

A result of that was the realisation that libraries should be kept 
`distinct' or `different'. It may take a while until the result gets
implemented though.

Anand