hans at it.vu.nl
Thu Nov 25 03:44:40 CST 2004
On Thursday 25 November 2004 02:08, Vincent Béron wrote:
> A packager has to target something (a distro, etc.). If your target has
A packager could target a single distro and version, like you seem
to do. A packager could also target multiple versions of the same
distro (like Ivan does) and a packager could target multiple versions
of multiple distro's and OS'es, like CodeWeavers seems to do.
> lcms 1.09 as standard, you can't require to update it for all users if
> the replacement version (1.13 or so) is not the standard one for that
No, I'm not requiring or forcing users to upgrade. I'm asking packagers
(specifically those that target multiple distro's/OS'es or versions with
a single package) to build with the most recent headers. Because that
will result in the most functional Wine if recent lcms is available on
a users' system.
If lcms is not available Wine will degrade gracefully. If such a package
was built with old headers users that actually have a recent lcms would
not profit from it. See my point?
> I thought almost every lib used by Wine would be in ports then. I guess
> ports can be considered as part of FreeBSD from a dependancies point of
> view, it's the first place where FreeBSD users go fetch programs they
> don't currently have.
Don't they automatically fetch the latest version in that case? Or is
the ports collection versioned and tied to the FreeBSD main version?
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