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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Posted Aug 20, 2012 22:47 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Aug 20, 2012 22:56 UTC (Mon) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Conclusions: do not rely on distros following development of your package; explain everything in detail in the release announcement. Do not use subtle cues; use standard version numbers where "4.0" means "stable version". Do not count on distro maintainers knowing your software intimately; go after them and explain any anomalies. They are providing your users a service packaging your software; do not expect them to also do your job for you, and above all: do not blame them for your failures to communicate.
As an upstream developer I see these things clearly, but perhaps big packages are different.
Posted Aug 20, 2012 23:22 UTC (Mon) by sfeam (subscriber, #2841)
Posted Aug 20, 2012 23:26 UTC (Mon) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Aug 20, 2012 23:47 UTC (Mon) by sfeam (subscriber, #2841)
Posted Aug 21, 2012 7:14 UTC (Tue) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
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