[Distutils] "just use debian"

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Tue Sep 30 21:02:41 CEST 2008


Le mardi 30 septembre 2008 à 11:37 -0500, Ian Bicking a écrit :
> Say I have a package that represents an application.
[snip]

> Then HardJSON 2.0 is released, and Turplango only required 
> HardJSON>=1.2, so new installations start installing HardJSON 2.0.  But 
> my app happens not to be compatible with that library, and so it's 
> broken.  OK...

No, please stop here. That’s not OK. If a new version of HardJSON breaks
your application, it is friggin’ broken. If that new version is not
compatible, it should be called HardJSON2, and nothing will break.

Cheers,
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