Upcoming GMime 3.0 changes

David Bremner david at tethera.net
Tue May 9 11:49:08 PDT 2017

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> writes:

> out of curiosity, why do you think we won't be able to drop gmime-2.6
> for a few years?  if it's due to the debian release cycle and wanting to
> backport notmuch to stretch, i don't think i'd mind providing backports
> of gmime 3.0 for that purpose.

That was what I was thinking about (and other distros with similar
release cycles). But even among our own developers I don't know we can
just throw a switch and say "install gmime 3.0 before you git pull".  I
guess the other point is even with backports, there is still the issue
of security support for older releases. We'll need to maintain the 2.6
stuff in a branch, even if it only gets security/severe bug updates.

Another question is how long Jeff plans to support 2.6 with bug fixes.


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