2012/7/5 Eusebius <gramps@eusebius.fr>
Hi,

Le 05/07/2012 15:03, Benny Malengier a écrit :
> 2012/7/5 Eusebius <gramps@eusebius.fr <mailto:gramps@eusebius.fr>>
>
>     [...]
>
>     But I still don't really understand Benny's remark here: "So, once
>     released, Ubuntu will not upgrade a gramps version". I missed the reason
>     before the "So"... :-)
>
> There are two type of linux releases, rolling releases like Archlinux,
> opensuse tumbleweed, debian testing, ... who update software to newer
> vesions; and then normal releases, which set software versions fixed in
> a release and don't upgrade those after release, except point updates
> for security bugs.
> Ubuntu follows the normal release type, so twice a year a new version,
> and you need to upgrade to that for newer software.

It depends on the repositories you choose to use. For instance, my
laptop is still on Oneiric (Ubuntu 11.10). If I use the standard
"oneiric" repositories, I'm stuck with version 7 of Firefox (which was
standard when 11.10 was released), but if I use "oneiric-updates", which
I do, my Firefox is updated "normally" to version 13.

So, why couldn't Gramps do the same? If there is a technical reason for
that I don't understand it (apart for package dependency reasons, but
python version is 2.7 in Oneiric).

No criticism here, I'd really like to understand, that's it.

Very popular packages have such repo for updating, we don't have somebody (or nobody has time) that wants to that for gramps.

Benny

Regards,
Eusebius

PS: saying that Debian testing is a rolling release could be considered
as starting a troll, in some communities :-)

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