On 06/07/2012 10:40 AM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:43:32 -0700
> Zac Medico <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I can imagine that ABI_SLOT operator deps will be a lot more popular
>> than SLOT operator deps, since ABI_SLOT operator deps will accommodate
>> the common practice of allowing ABI changes within a particular SLOT.
> You're missing out on a brilliant opportunity to encourage developers
> put in a bit more work to save users a huge amount of pain here.
What about cases like the dbus-glib and glib:2 dependency, where it's
just too much trouble to use SLOT operator deps? Wouldn't it be better
to have a little flexibility, so that we can accommodate more packages?
As a workaround for SLOT operator deps, I suppose that glib:1 could be
split into a separate glib-legacy package, in order to facilitate the
use of SLOT operator dependencies in dbus-glib. That way, it would be
easy to match glib-2.x and not have to worry about trying not to match