[cairo] cairo packaging and Makefile.am.features

Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult enrico.weigelt at gr13.net
Sun Apr 16 22:52:40 UTC 2017

On 16.04.2017 23:41, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

>> No, actually *good* distros - they fix up crap coming from the various
>> upstreams (which often even don't care about clean build process) and
>> make sure that everything's rebuilt reliably.
> No, good distros push the fixes upstream, so everybody doesn’t have to
> reinvent the wheel.

If upstreams would always handle them in due time.

This would also require maintenance branches for all the various
versions that distros out there are running. You can't just expect
everybody to ship the recent master. Distros usually need some stable
release point to start with and then do a lot of testing.

Of course, it would be better if all upstreams would do that, so
distros wouldn't ever have to patch anything, but obviously that's
not the case.


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