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Re: recruiting



On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 07:43:45PM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 25.11.2007 19:24, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 07:14:04PM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> >> audacious
> > I contacted the fedora packager (who is not very interested in EPEL),
> > because I think it would be nice to have audacious in EPEL. Problem 
> > with audacious is that the associated libs are binary incompatible with 
> > each releases and upstream is not willing to help with old releases.
> > I am personally not ready to do the backporting work, but somebody else
> > could be interested.
> 
> Well, the world is not perfect and we have to deal with it somehow
> without reinventing the weel.
> 
> IOW: For exactly this kind of software EPEL allows updates to the latest
> upstream version in case of major bug fixes or fixes for security
> related problems. Even updates to newer upstream version to improve the
> user experience or to make new stuff possible are IMHO acceptable now
> and then if they are carefully done.

You mean breaking the ABI is allowed? I was under the impression that it
was not.

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Pat


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