[pacman-dev] Release Schedule for 3.0

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 11:49:02 EST 2007

On 2/7/07, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> If user want's just to upgrade or rebuild official package using ABS
> then he/she must update PKGBUILD to use proper license field (if user
> doesn't want to bother with this - it can be worked around as
> license="unknown" - for the laziest users).

But this, however, is the problem.  All of the sudden, users can't
build packages from ABS or with aurbuild because of the missing field.
 Not everyone will know what to do.  "Add the license field? What does
that mean" etc etc.  The arch=() tag is a safeguard, and easy to add
for i686 (I think the TUs know about this by now, I stickied a post
about it).  The problem is that the license field is more difficult to
add across the board.
This is why I suggest an interim period (3.0 to 3.1) where it is not
required, but warned severely (we can switch 'warning' to 'error' to
indicate as such), but we should still allow those packages to be
built for now.

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