Question of HP updates that depend on new packages

Sittampalam, Ganesh ganesh.sittampalam at
Tue Aug 18 08:24:56 EDT 2009

Malcolm Wallace wrote:
>>> The other specific considerations in this mail aside, sticking with
>>> older versions of a package sounds like a recipe for disaster.
>> It's certainly not ideal. It'd conflict with the HP goal of trying to
>> synchronise the versions of packages people are targeting and using.
> I don't see what is so awful about it.  Libraries often have a
> "stable" version and a "development" version.  Sticking with the
> stable version is exactly the right thing for the Platform to do,
> until the maintainer of the library declares that the development
> version is sufficiently robust to become the new stable branch.  And
> it is not a disaster if the Platform packagers take a different view
> on the relative stability of different versions.      

Sorry for being unclear - I meant being indefinitely stuck on an old
version, rather than temporarily while a new stable version was under



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