-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 On 2011-06-13 14:27, Julien Lavergne wrote: > Le Monday 13 June 2011 à 19:17 +0800, PCMan a écrit : >>> - Please bump the soname of your library each time you change your API. >>> Distributions can do smooth transitions between versions of >>> libfm/pcmanfm. Also, if you expect other applications to use libfm, you >>> need to use the soname. >> I want to do this for stable tarball releases only. In current stage >> of development, change of API/ABIs can be frequent. > Ok, but technically, it's used as a "stable" application on, at least, > Debian and Ubuntu (and probably many other distributions). > > So, what is missing for having a stable release of pcmanfm ? Any major > features are still missing ?
As far as I see it the current git HEAD is not /released/. When that happens a git tag will be produced and a tar ball distributed to sf.net project pages. Until then pcman do not want to bump things as they might change numerous times before the release is done. Using git HEAD as source for a package in a distribution is not what pcman wants (and I support this way). >>> - Don't hesitate to do releases often, it's better for distributions :) >>> Even if bugs are discovered shortly after the release, you can still do >>> a quick X.X.1 release to fix this. >>> >> Given the program is now used by so many users, it's better to have >> releases with better quality. >> > But it's better than no release at all, especially for application still > in development. Last official release is 2010-10-14 (according to > http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcmanfm/files/ ), more than six months > ago. I think the "old" saying "release early, release often" is key and important. I do think we should aim for qualty too ofc but with frequent updates it will be there and it will draw even more attention to the product imho. I am with gilir on this one. It also ties together with my notion of not using git HEAD to base packages in distributions on, if there are frequent releases it is more likely the distributions will use $LATEST_TAG rather than giot HEAD. If needed be I am willing to set up a development model with branches for this, this is what I do for a living anyhow (I don't think we do need that though). - -- brother http://sis.bthstudent.se -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iQEcBAEBCAAGBQJN9hp/AAoJEJbdSEaj0jV7CEUH/ijymzoTwao/8uDfgBHhyl0n 33umPx1IhWBjsfpI3jw6qF7MmaoGorvKJw7XTgx0nvIog8Hv8Qm6nVTjnd8ayvBo +/Dz0hMG65BY6VPc/eoQkWAwkapCJEW+qLC13/SfvrD+fz/8Cn1SxCQPlFIXtJrD DYtKhOXY4cWX5OhGVx/cuIffodZOxpb0uFd+vtCw+eE9SDtJqS3qng3MFu2bZaEk LimpIxiJMzk8d8YYhlPUvcM0ryb8/vXc20ZbVY+G9bCyx9h40Q/rpmT5NXUb4uBJ gIZaSven2zSpIxO7nk7FphULwap9st/dyJtrujLFeCA1DaFMtyK3SOp5QveG430= =yBsk -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp