fftw advice...

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Tue Jul 10 16:24:12 UTC 2007

On 10.07.2007 17:59, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 08:17:46AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> So, I was leaning toward following rpmforge's fftw/fftw3 naming scheme,
> Although naming fftw3 the newer version seems acceptable to me,
> especially if upstream breaks api now and then, naming the old version
> fftw seems wrong to me. [...]

>From looking at it at this point of time I tend to agree.

Normally I'd say that the latest version of "foo" should always be foo
as long as upstream calls it foo (IOW: fftw3 in this case is confusing
as upstream calls it fftw). If we ship foo (major-1) I'd expect we'd
call it compat-foo or foo(major-1) (e.f. fftw2 in this case). Calling
the older one simply foo (fftw) would IMHO be to confusing, as a lot of
people that simply want to install "foo" will expect the latest version
when they run "yum install foo".


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