Port development status (was: Re: libjpeg vs. libjpeg-turbo)

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Fri May 22 06:17:17 PDT 2015

On Friday May 22 2015 14:36:49 Rainer Müller wrote:

>What if a port flagged "stable" depends on an "unstable" port?

That'd be an anomaly and in order for anything like this to function with MacPorts, base would have to support the notion of depending on specific versions. Debian's systems allows to indicate that a dependency has to be more (or less!) recent than a certain version, and can do the same with conflicts ("breaks foo < Y").

>The effect for the end-user would be the same: either the port works, or
>it does not work. They will not care about any status indicator.

Never underestimate your users ... (which also means you can never over-estimate enough the illiteracy of certain of your users ;)).


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