On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 11:16 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
We didn't have quorum in the Fedora Packaging Meeting but we did
the proposal_ to relax the guidelines for packages with multiple
versions. After some discussion it was decided that restricting the
maintainer too much is not desirable.
I'd like to have votes on relaxing the guidelines as follows:
For many reasons, it is sometimes advantageous to keep multiple versions
of a package in Fedora to be installed simultaneously. When doing so,
the package name should reflect this fact. One package should use the
base name with no versions and all other addons should note their
version in the name.
This gives the maintainer the leeway to choose whether the package
best served by having the latest version carry the unadorned name
forward or the previous version.
Though consider this proposal to be a step into
the correct direction, I
don't think it goes far enough.
It still recommends "one version package w/ no version". IMO, this
recommendation is more confusing than helpful and should also be
[Consider "gtk->gtk2"-like cases: in long term, one can expect gtk to
die out and gtk2 to remain. The recommendation could be interpreted as
recommendation to rename gtk2, then.]
=> +1, but ... proposal: Let's also remove the "no version