Re: Versions of External Dependencies in jhbuild

On 6/16/07, Jaap Haitsma <jaap haitsma org> wrote:

Overhere [1] are the versions of external dependencies listed. I'm
guessing that the minimum version should be the one present in
jhbuild. This way it can be checked if all the software builds with
the minimum version.

But for instance cairo has a minimum version of 1.2.2 at [1] but in
jhbuild version 1.4.6 is build. (Which is also not the recommended
version at [1])

We're kind of stuck in a funny middle ground.  We want to be able to
test newer (e.g. cairo) releases to make sure they're solid when
adopted by the distros.  However, we don't want to make GNOME
unbuildable with older releases if there's no reason to, so it makes
sense to lag the minimum build requirements.  As you point out, if we
don't test with the minimum build requirements then it becomes
difficult to tell if they are really the minimum.  So it's a tough nut
to crack, and I'm really not sure how to resolve this.  For now,
though, I would prefer to see us testing the recommended versions of
external dependencies since those are the ones distros are likely to

Just my $0.02.


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]