mi+kde at aldan.algebra.com
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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