[arch-dev-public] [RFC] New package: vte3-2.90

jan at jgc.homeip.net jan at jgc.homeip.net
Mon Sep 29 16:39:52 UTC 2014

On 2014-09-29 08:35, Jan Alexander Steffens wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 5:45 AM, Anatol Pomozov
> <anatol.pomozov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is the best thing we can do now. I briefly looked at vte 0.38 
>> and
>> found that it contains *a lot* of API changes. It requires 
>> non-trivial
>> patches to port sakura and other applications. Let's leave the task 
>> of
>> API porting to the apps developers.
> Well, at least in the apps I ported the API changes weren't that
> difficult to adapt to. But, they weren't dedicated terminal
> applications. IIRC features were removed where the best we could do
> would be stubbing them out.
> On another note, I wouldn't be opposed to using this opportunity to
> flip our package names around, so we'll have vte2, vte2.90 and vte.
> Or, if we want to match the library names, vte, vte2_90 and vte-2.91.
> Or maybe some other combination. In any case, vte3 isn't really the
> right name.

Note that the whole reason for vte-common (the pty helper binary) is 
not an issue anymore with latest vte3 anymore. Upstream has deprecated 
it and disabled the build by default, I enabled it for now, but when we 
disable it again, the binary can move to the vte2 package.

I'm not very happy with having 2 outdated copies of vte in our repos 
though, it's another old library that will not receive any maintenance 
at all. I only want to package the older version in our repos if someone 
can assure me that it will stay active for only 6 months, after that it 
should disappear from repos and all applications that haven't been 
ported should die together with it.

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