Packaging guidelines: IPv6

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Wed Jul 5 12:40:20 UTC 2006

seth vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 12:43 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:

>>Would anyone object if I amended the PackageReviewGuidelines to include
>>something along the lines of...
>>SHOULD: If any form of networking over IPv4 networking is supported, the
>>same functionality over IPv6 should also be supported, and should be
>>enabled by default if the IPv4 support is.
>>MUST: If IPv4 networking is supported, but for some reason the 'SHOULD
>>support IPv6' documented elsewhere is not obeyed, a bug must be opened
>>which should block the IPv6 tracker bug, and should contain a full
>>justification for the lack. 
> requiring functionality in software is not part of the requirements for
> PACKAGING the software.

Keep in mind the "MUST" proposal is only to *document* (via bugzilla) 
IPv6 deficiency.  Personally, I consider this a good thing.

-- Rex

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