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Re: Building against old libraries

From: Ed
Subject: Re: Building against old libraries
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 00:20:28 +0100

Works for me.


2008/5/28 Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>:
> John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 10:29:25AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>>      Anyone object in principle to dropping the gettext requirement
>>      back to 0.16.1, or to temporarily dropping the GTK+ requirement
>>      back to 2.8?  John, I think you probably have the strongest
>>      feelings about this, so please let us know.  (I have not looked
>>      at Ed's patch yet, so I'm not asking for comments on how he tried
>>      to do these things, only on the proposal to do so somehow.)
>> How about we do this:
>> By default, the dependency requirements stay as they are.  But we add
>> a switch to ./configure; let's call it --allow-old-deps which turns
>> off, or relaxes the dependency checking.  And we add a Caveat Emptor
>> entry to the release notes.
>> This way, I think the necessary changes to etc will be
>> minimal, and a lot easier to maintain.
> This sounds reasonable to me.
> Ed, would this be enough to make you feel happy doing development
> on Debian stable?
> --
> "There's only one thing that will make them stop hating you.
>  And that's being so good at what you do that they can't ignore you.
>  I told them you were the best.  Now you damn well better be."
> --Orson Scott Card, _Ender's Game_

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