Hey there, I'm the current evolution/eds/gtkhtml maintainer in Debian, and I'd like to ask a question.
I recently enabled large file support in evolution-data-server in Debian. It seems that it leaded to the discover of some bugs on i386 installs (like http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=580419 / https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=612082 and http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=585921 / https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=619098) which leaded to crashes. Not all bugs are caused by LFS, but it seems that enabling it leads to use infrequent/less tested code paths, which lead to bug discovery. It seems like a good idea to fix bugs and not hide them, so I'm fine with that, but I have someone asking to disable LFS support for Squeeze (we're trying to freeze at the moment) so the bugs revealed by LFS support stay hidden. The bug asking for that is at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=588316 basically saying it's safer to disable it for now and re-enable it later in unstable. I'm not completely against disabling it (it wasn't enabled before, like in Lenny) but it's a release goal for us, and all in all it seems like a good idea to be able to support large files. I don't know if a lot of people have 2/4G+ files on their evolution install, and only 32 bit users are concerned (but that still means quite a lot of people), so I'd like to ask upstream advice on this. What do you think of the LFS support, should it be considered stable and enabled (and eventual bugs fixed asap) or should I still keep it disable for now? Thanks for your help, -- Yves-Alexis _______________________________________________ evolution-hackers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ... http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers