Subject: Re: packaging Thunderbird 184.108.40.206
To: Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com>
From: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/11/2007 09:27:08
What do you think is best?
1) keep Thunderbird 1.5.0.x in mail/thunderbird and add Thunderbird 2.x as
mail/thunderbird2 (like I did with Firefox 1.5.x vs 2.x)
2) update the existing mail/thunderbird package to 2.x (like I did with
Seamonkey 1.0.x vs 1.1.x, which was a similar upgrade)
There are three considerations:
1) please make sure that a user with an installed thunderbird who
updates pkgsrc and does either pkg_chk -u or pkg_rolling-replace will
have something reasonable happen. Reasonable choices are staying on
1.5 or going to 2. Unreasonable behaviors are failing to update
because the old pkg name is no longer a pkg name.
The right fix is to have a rename database, but we don't. This
argues for having thunderbird just updated to 2, so that people don't
have 2 and then have to update to mail/thunderbird (which will be 2),
which won't go smoothly.
2) Can we say, and really mean it, that everyone should simply switch to
thunderbird 2 right now? Is that the official advice from
thunderbird people? If not, that argues for calling it thunderbird2.
3) If switching to thunderbird2 is the standard approach, would people
need to have thunderbird 1.5? If so, then the current package should
be put into thunderbird1 so that people can run it if need be.
So all in all I think it's likely that your option 2, with possibly
reimporting thunderbird 1.5 as thunderbird1, is the way to go.