On 14/08/10 11:08, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 16:19:27 (CEST), Felipe Sateler wrote:
> 
>> 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?
> 
> You can pretty much rely on the exact behavior of debhelper
> commands. future improvements and addition are still possible at higher
> levels, but for the sake of compatibility, they are not used until you
> bump the debhelper compat level.

But that is forward-porting, not backporting.

-- 
Saludos,
Felipe Sateler

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