Re: Versions of External Dependencies in jhbuild

On Sun, 2007-06-17 at 16:47 -0600, Elijah Newren wrote:
> On 6/16/07, Jaap Haitsma <jaap haitsma org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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
> adopt.

Have a build bot that builds with minimum requirements, another with
recommended.  Need to automate version extraction though or it will fall
outdated too.


> Just my $0.02.
> Elijah
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