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Re: Suggestion: split vim support files into separate package
On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 11:47:08AM -0400, Igor Peshansky wrote:
>An alternative is to introduce explicitly versioned dependencies (i.e.,
>where the version becomes part of the package name). This is already done
>for shared library packages -- whenever a new version gets released, a
>compatibility package with the old version gets split off. The problem is
>that this is quite a bit of effort, <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#SHTDI>,
>and the vim/gvim maintainers are (appropriately) not willing to invest
>that much effort. While it's necessary for shared libraries (since you
>never know who will be needing the old DLL version), I don't think this
>would be too useful for two sister packages like vim and gvim.
OTOH, if we had *rpm* for a package handler, this kind of thing would be
detected and there would be warnings and everything!
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