Official non-official Debian backporting versioning scheme
- Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 16:41:59 -0300
- From: Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer <perezmeyer@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Official non-official Debian backporting versioning scheme
I would like to ask/get a consensus on a sensible "official
non-official" Debian backporting version scheme for 3rd party
The goal is to be able to provide non-official packages that do
integrate within current Debian ones *but* do not interfere with
normal Debian stable/backports.
I think an example will help here. My main goal is to be able to
provide  Qt backports. Due to Qt's private API usage of third party
packages (kwin, for example) we Qt/KDE maintainers can't provide an
official Debian backport package, as it would require binNMUs of
stable packages living in backports :-/
 source at first maybe, amd64 later if I can get the necessary
build power and bandwith.
Yes, being"official non official" packages things might break, but
think of it as a PPA that blends and plays as nice as possible within
Normally one should propose an idea of how this versioning should be,
but I'm currently not sure of a nice way and I'm also pretty sure I'm
not the first one who thinks about this, so... ideas?
Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer