[aur-requests] [PRQ#2362] Deletion Request for gnucash-devel

daddy bird nmlibertarian at gmail.com
Sat Feb 14 04:09:38 UTC 2015

I had to sign up to the list to reply (I guess an aur account allows for
the initial request by not a discussion....which is why I initally replied
to Doug privately.)

Anyways......my reply is at the end of this message. (And I apologize if an
earlier attempt that failed finds its way here.)

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Doug Newgard <scimmia at archlinux.info>

> On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:42:00 -0700
> daddy bird <nmlibertarian at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey Doug;
> >
> > Many thanks for the VERY speedy reply. Please let me try to expand on
> > my request;
> >
> > Well...yes there IS a devel release, the git repo and it's various
> > branches. i.e. When this -devel was first packaged in 2009 there was
> > some use of the old/now-abandoned/not-updated svn repos, albeit this
> > particular package seems to be aNOT from those development repos and
> > simply a "point-release". i.e. I am not at all sure why it was ever
> > labeled as "-devel" !!
> >
> > To wit: I very recently (today) placed gnucash-git into the aur, and
> > this DOES use the current development repo ! SO how is another
> > package that is NOT based on the current development repo, and merely
> > an old "point-release" correctly labeled "-devel" ?
> >
> > Anyways, my points may be taken as rhetorical to some extent, but I am
> > suggesting there isn't a good reason to leave this in the aur.
> >
> > VERY best regards;
> >
> > not_anonymous
> >
> Please reply to the list, not just to me. I'm sending this to the list
> and cc'ing you.
> You don't seem to understand the difference between a repo and
> development/unstable release. It's not at all uncommon for software in
> the FLOSS world to have even number releases be the stable software
> (ie 2.4, 2.6, etc) and odd number releases are in development (ie 2.1,
> 2.3, etc). This is why this package exists, for those development
> releases. This is completely different than pulling from Git HEAD.
> Doug
Yes exactly what I was trying to say !! : Has the old development
model with svn repos and odd/even release numbering been superseded
with the git-branch model ? (That is a good summation of my initial
request and my more expansive follow-up email sent to you privately.)

Yes. (Simple answer.)

Why ? Here are the relevant details 1) that the 2.5.x chain was "unstable"
and preceded the 2.6.x releases:

< http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Announcement_2.5.0#Gnucash_2.5.0_Unstable >
(Please note the (last edit) date on this wiki page.)

And 2) that the new model is as I stated in my request and expanded on in
my email to you.:

< http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development_Process#Branches >
(This page is dated from earlier this month.)

Also please note that (as you already surmised,) the odd/even numbering
stopped being used as there was NO 2.7.x series started after the release
of 2.6.1 (as would have been their (gnucash's) custom) !

Thanks again for being so cautious. Keeping this package around is fine,
but I would rather be able to update this by actually offering BOTH branches
of the GIT as PKGBUILDs.  <- Which I would be happy to
consider doing if that would be o.k. with you.

Finally, VERY best regards; not_anonymous
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