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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Made a start with CHICKEN 5 proposal

From: Felix Winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Made a start with CHICKEN 5 proposal
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:29:21 +0200 (CEST)

> Assuming egg authors won't create new repositories for their eggs for
> CHICKEN 5, the henrietta-cache instance for CHICKEN 5 would still cache
> versions that are only compatible with CHICKEN 4, although they will be
> only meant to be used by CHICKEN 5.  I think that's not a really serious
> issue, but I thought it should be mentioned, just in case somebody tries
> "chicken-install5 <egg>:<version-for-chicken-4>".  We can work around
> that by providing .release-info files specific to CHICKEN 5 (e.g., in a
> chicken-5 branch), containing the versions compatible with CHICKEN 5
> only.  Maybe there are better options?

Well, the problem are eggs that are not in our central repository. There
must be a way to mark for which versions an egg is intended. That's why
I propose another entry in the .release-info files.


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