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Re: Policy proposal for compatibility packages



Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

> There certainly should be an upper time limit after which the maintainer
> justifies why Fedora should still carry compatibility cruft. Sometimes
> packages (or other compatibility workarounds) get pushed release after
> release just because it's easier to keep them than to re-check if they
> can be killed at last. 

I'd originally suggested that the existence of compat-* packages should
be rationalized by the maintainer as part of each release cycle.

Valid rationale could be (but is certainly not limited to):

- Fedora applications which are not yet ported to the new interface
- Third party applications which still depend on the old interface (that
the maintainer is aware of specifically, not "something might use it
someday")

~spot


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