[aur-general] masqmail 0.3 with no backward compatibility

Matthias Matousek m_matou at gmx.net
Fri Aug 6 08:37:03 EDT 2010

On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 07:12:21PM +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-08-06 at 11:10 +0200, Matthias Matousek wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am currently maintaining the masqmail package in aur. masqmail is a 
> > small mail transfer agent. Last week a new version 0.3.0 was released 
> > which has no compatibility to the 0.2 branch.
> > The masqmail developer recommends users who already use masqmail to 
> > stick with the 0.2 branch and new users to take the 0.3 branch. To make 
> > that possible there needs to be a package for each branch in the aur.
> > I'm not sure how I should handle that. I was thinking about creating a 
> > second package "masqmail-0.3" in addition to the currently existing 
> > package "masqmail". I wasn't able to find anything about such issues in 
> > the packaging guidelines. Are there any suggestions how this should be 
> > handled?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > matou
> > 
> As I understand, convention is to rename the old branch to masqmail-0.2
> and update masqmail to 0.3. You could include a post-install file to
> inform users on updating that they may want to stick to masqmail-0.2
> Alternatively (and this may be better) is to delete masqmail and create
> masqmail-0.2 (which replaces it) and masqmail-0.3. This of course would
> be a bit more future-proof if upstream is going to make releases like
> this often.

Thank you very much for the answer. I guess I will go for the second
option, then.
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