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Re: ANN: GNUstep GUI 0.26.1

From: David Chisnall
Subject: Re: ANN: GNUstep GUI 0.26.1
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:37:35 +0000

On 2 Jan 2018, at 07:29, Yavor Doganov <address@hidden> wrote:
> В Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:20:39 +0000, David Chisnall написа:
>> Is there a good reason why we release -back as a separate package?
> One good reason to have -back as a separate package containing
> dynamically loadable bundles is that you can switch the backends all
> the time without hassle and that's sometimes useful, particularly for
> testing/debugging purposes.  It also allows the user to override the
> system administrator's decision and change to a different backend
> (provided it's installed, of course).

Having it as a separate loadable library / bundle has definite value, but 
that’s not what I was asking.  The -base package, for example, had an optional 
loadable bundle for using OpenSSL, but we never released that as a separate 
package.  Releasing a single tarball of -gui that included -back would make 
version mismatches harder and would not lose the ability to install multiple 
back ends.


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