improving vlc-devel

Mikhail Teterin mi+kde at
Mon Feb 26 19:31:04 UTC 2007

On Monday 26 February 2007 13:32, Michael Johnson wrote:
= Yeah, you're right there. but I still don't understand why changing 2 lines
= instead of just 1 is important. Give me a better example in why you think
= this is so important =)

Here is the general example:

	. User builds port X, which lib-depends on port Y;
	. User updates the ports tree and wishes to build port Z, which
	  also lib-depends on Y;
	. Your way, this means, she/he has to rebuild port X too -- my
	  way, rebuild of port X is not necessary.

If changes in libx264 break things too often -- well, that may be a good 
reason to explicitly specify the major number fo libx264. Fine. But the port 
lib-depends on a dozen other ports, ALL of them with an explicit version 
specified. Are ALL of them breaking things? Probably not...

Jeremy Messenger wrote:
= "Values such as intl.[5-7] and intl are allowed."

Yes, they are. Thanks for confirming.

= We have chosen to use foobar.[0-9], we are maintaining for this port and
= we like it. So.. I am not going to change it.

Your choosing the "because I said so" argument is rather unfortunate and 
detrimental to your credibility...


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