[postgis-devel] Versioning and Branching Rationale

alex bodnaru alexbodn at 012.net.il
Wed Dec 21 18:15:02 PST 2005

hi markus,

as i have previously answered strk, i would like to make some
programmer's version of the packages, using --prefix way, and i'll
upload it on debian gis. but this will certainly not comply with debian
file system standard, and i'll do it later.

main debian ftpmasters are reluctant even to postgis 0 and 1 coexistance.

Markus Schaber wrote:
> Hi, Alex,
> alex bodnaru wrote:
>>would it be so important to provide postgis-1.1 along with 1.0? i know,
>>for experimenting it will be very useful, but debian is mainly a stable
> Well, we have some produciton machines running different PostGIS
> versions, and we will (if ever) only apply micro updates (e. G. 1.0.4 to
> 1.0.6) to them as long as we don't do a major system upgrade in parallel.
> Forcing us to upgrade those machines to 1.1 is regarded as destabilizing
> - we'll just keep using self-compiled PostGIS packages instead of the
> debian ones.
> The same applies for package installations that will implicitly try to
> upgrade our running databases.
> And on our developer and test machines, we have to use all productively
> deployed versions in parallel, for obvious reasons.
> We don't want to urge you to maintain 1.0 packages, but if you adopt a
> clean naming and directory layout schema, it will allow us to keep older
> packages installed in parallel to the new, supported packages on each
> update.
> Markus

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