Re: gudev from my grandpa

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 08:31:40AM -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 7:36 AM, Olav Vitters <olav vitters nl> wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 01:34:36PM +0300, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) wrote:
> >>   Ah, sorry! My dyslexia kicks-in sometimes. However, thats still
> >> pretty old so my question remains.
> >
> > We upgrade if needed. Keeping the requirements low makes it easier to
> > use stuff from your distribution.
> >
> > Is a newer version needed?
> In this particular case, libgudev version 163 has a bug fix so the
> library can be used safely in multi-threaded applications. This is the
> commit in question
> In the future, for gudev, please either track HEAD or rely on the
> distro to provide a sufficiently new version (ideally the latter) -
> this business of locking onto old versions is just very bad practice
> and confusing for everyone and it's pretty annoying to see that bug
> fixes made almost a year ago isn't being used. Who knows what other
> kinds of bugs this has caused...

I explained the reasoning in my other reply. Distro version should be

Regarding tracking head: This causes problems during release time. We
then have to wait for tarballs and there are only 2 days in total for
any GNOME release to get everything QA'ed + fixes + released.

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