Hi Boris and thanks for your mail, Le 14.05.2012 12:23, Boris Pek a écrit : > Sorry for disturbing. But could you comment message ?
First, pinging me after two-and-a-half days across a week-end is putting an unreasonable expectation in terms of responsiveness on me: it's not motivating, sorry. > We are talking about replacing the package kcm-gtk by package > kde-gtk-config which has wider functionality. That's debatable. > Wheezy freeze will be soon. And I really believe that this > configuration module should be in it. That's subjective. >> No need to have two tools with the same dependencies, same >> audience and one tool just does a subset of the other. > > Agreed. Anyway; I would strongly oppose a duplication of packages with similar functionality: either the existing src:kcm-gtk is enhanced to support the new features or it should be deprecated in favour of a new source package producing a binary package named identically. (A third solution, technically ugly but doable would be to keep the src:kcm-gtk source name but have it's content be the new source's.) Le 11.05.2012 21:58, Boris Pek a écrit : > What is the procedure for replacing the binary package by one from > another source package? The only existing procedure is "consensus", reached through discussion. > Could I maintain my package outside kde-extras team in this case? This wouldn't make sense. So; such a package would make sense if it provides a set of functionalities including _everything_ currently provided by src:kcm-gtk. In that case, it shall be named kde-config-gtk-style and get a version bigger than the current 2:0.5.3-1 (such as it's 2.0-1 version plus a bigger epoch such as 3:2.0-1). Then, after some testing, I would be OK to deprecate kcm-gtk (removing the source from unstable). In order to allow such testing before the Wheezy's release, I think this new kde-gtk-config should be targeted at experimental, to ease upgrading and functionality testing without breaking Wheezy: I think wheezy's better served with an old but tested kcm-gtk than with a brand new kde-gtk-config. If such changes are donc, I might consider sponsoring. Cheers, OdyX
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