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Re: Leaving? (cont'd)



On Monday 31 July 2006 11:27, Rahul wrote:
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> >> From my admittedly limited understanding of the problem, this seems to
> >
> > be little more than a programming problem. The parameters that would
> > cause breakage seem to be known  by you guy. RPM supports the use of
> > post and pre scripts, can't these be used to go around this problme?
> >
> > If not, why not do parallel releases. I seem to remember this being
> > done for at least gstreamer. have the xorg packages, and parallel
> > xorg71 packages. Those who need the 7.1 updates, can switch over to
> > xorg71, the rest of us will continue as normal, and hopefully, the
> > entire issue will be resolved by FC6.
>
> Gstreamer was designed to be parallely installable while Xorg is not.
> Having multiple versions in this is going to require major hacks. Not
> really feasible.

I have done that before with XFree. It was not that difficult (except that 
XFree installed some stuff outside its root directory, in /etc). I hope that 
it is still feasible with Xorg.


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