[RFC] 1.7 Packaging: Obsolete packages
Fri Aug 22 09:30:00 GMT 2008
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> IMHO, the replaced-by would add nothing in terms of less maintainence
> burden. The old package still has to be tweaked in one way or another.
> The only extra work without replaced-by is to create empty tar archives
> for the old packages, which is really simple.
As I do not maintain a huge number of packages I really can't comment on
what maintainers need or want. Certainly we shouldn't waste time
designing something that's not going to be helpful. But I do seem to
recall that Yaakov stated early in this thread that some kind of help
with renaming/splitting packages would save a great deal of work for
him, so perhaps we should wait for him or someone else with tons of
packages to comment.
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