On 01-12-2011 15:41, Tom Gundersen wrote:
2011/12/1 Cédric Girard firstname.lastname@example.org:
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Ionut Biru wrote:
don't report out of date packages that follow odd/even versioning scheme.
even - stable odd - development.
This applies to all gnome modules/apps, including banshee! :D
Good to know. This is not always obvious when you are not familiar with the release policy of a given piece of software.
Do not report as out-of-date packages whose release policy you are not familiar with...
Fair enough, however when checking some projects' page it just says: version x.y.z released, and there is no mention whatsoever if it is a stable version or not and for some programs it's not clear from the release logs what are stable releases and testing releases.
Personally, before I flag something as out of date I usually test if the new version builds fine by changing the version in the pkgbuild, but I've been wrong before when flagging something as out of date when the latest release was a testing/unstable release, even though it builds fine and may solve some problem with the current stable version, in which case I build a more up to date version from abs for me and wait for the next stable version to be released in the repos.
Don't take this as a complaint, because it isn't and I'm sorry if it seems to be, it's just that some users in their willingness to want to keep arch the most up to date are incorrectly flagging packages out of date and I can understand how that upsets the devs, but in most cases I guess it's not with bad intentions.