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Re: Libsoup troubles in rawhide (compat-libsoup22 needed)

On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 21:28 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:

> I'm not the maintainer of libsoup.  But I own one of the broken packages
> (drivel).  A cursory look -- by which I mean "asking people who I'm sure
> would know" ;-) -- tells me there's no written policy on this in the
> wiki to which maintainers should refer.  If there truly isn't one, and
> people feel there should be, I humbly suggest those people should
> document the policy on the wiki in the generally accepted manner.  While
> I personally believe in bending over backward to inform everyone about
> these changes well in advance, a policy is less dependent on personal
> predilections. :-)

Dan really went out of his way to handle the api breakage as well as
possible. He had patches for all affected gnome packages before even
doing the 2.3.0 release, and he has only made the release after the
Gnome release team strongly encouraged him to get libsoup 2.4 into
Gnome 2.22. 

He has also provided a patch for libtranslate by now, and I'm sure he
will be happy to help other package maintainers that are affected
by this.

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