Packaging guidelines: IPv6

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Wed Jul 5 22:02:31 UTC 2006

Le mercredi 05 juillet 2006 à 23:40 +0200, Christian.Iseli at a
écrit :

> AFAIK, FE's mantra is still "upstream"
> So if some software doesn't support IPv6, I fail to see why it should become 
> a burden to the packager.  Just file a bug report upstream.


> Now if dwmw2 wants to force all Core packages to support IPv6, that's fine 
> with me.

dwmw2 needs IPv6 for OLPC

> But I don't think mandating it for FE packages is right, nor 
> implying that FE is a dumping ground simply because it doesn't mandate enough 
> features.

There's so much material to package and so little time. You don't do FE
packagers any favour by accepting everything they propose blindly.
Sometimes providing a checklist of strongly recommended technical
features will help them choose between competing apps. And they don't
discover after months of gruelling packaging work they bet on the wrong
horse - no one's interested in foo app because bar does the same (and is
IPv6/UTF-8/x86-64/GTK-2 whatever compatible)


Nicolas Mailhot
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