Weston versioning (Re: [PATCH weston 6/6] libweston: do not use weston version in libweston.pc)

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 21:23:49 UTC 2016

On 11 July 2016 at 17:58, Jan Engelhardt <jengelh at inai.de> wrote:
> On Monday 2016-07-11 16:44, Emil Velikov wrote:
>>>>http://ometer.com/parallel.html. I would strongly recommend giving it
>>>>a look.
>>> I read it now, and I do not buy it - at least not for 2016 standards.
>>> According to the page, it was written in 2002, and I can confirm that
>>> the situation was much worse then it is now. I can practically refute
>>> all his points from the "Some more issues:" section, but for brevity,
>>> I spare you the details for now.
>>Trying to get some understanding about your experience in the area -
>>which distribution(s) do you work with, how many packages do you
>>maintain ?
> openSUSE. Enlisted for 441, but my id appears in 2056 changelogs by now and I
> bear the role of global co-reviewer, i.e. some 9100 packages.
> And in the paid part of life: SLE, RH6,7, Ubu14/16, Univention, Collax (things
> you never heard of), Windows(*). So I am also aware about _their_
> skeletons-in-the-closet.
Damn, that's an impressive way of making me eat my own words ;-)

Strange part is that neither of Fedora, Debian, Gentoo + Arch plus the
Openhub $distro packages shows any results :-\ Guess I failed "at

That said, considering the discussion/confusion with others I'd
suspect you've been at our level way back. Thus some of our
assumptions/knowledge might be quite noobish. If you can
share/recommend some reading material that covers your earlier/current
concerns that'll be amazing.


[1] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packagers/
[2] https://nm.debian.org/public/people
[3] https://www.gentoo.org/inside-gentoo/developers/
[4] https://www.archlinux.org/people/developers/

> (*) Not a distro, but an anarchy, which is also interesting to distribute for.

Windows distribution is interesting in it's own crazy way :-P MSI,
NSIS, InstallShield, downloading MS C/.NET runtimes... heh memories.

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