On 14/08/10 06:13, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> debhelper maintains a history of very stable interfaces, called compat
> levels. I'd really love to see something similar to cdbs. And this very
> strict commitment to stable interfaces and semantics help a lot for
> backporting packages.
How does maintaining several API versions (compat levels) help
backporting? If the compat level you are using doesn't exist on current
stable (or other Ubuntu release), then you are as much out of luck as
without the compat levels. Or am I missing something?
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