[Announce] GPGME 1.1.6 released

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 18:59:17 CET 2008

On 1/13/08, Igor Belyi <gpgme at katehok.ac93.org> wrote:
> The beauty of GPL is that if you as a maintainer of Gentoo package think
> that Gentoo will be better of with the behavior changed you are free to
> do that. Debian package maintainers do that all the time - they get
> upstream source and then keep bunch of patches to make it Debian
> friendly or to have fixes for their user faster. Yes, if number of those
> patches grows too much - you have a problem and may need to take care of
> pushing them back to the mainstream or in extreme cases fork out the
> whole product. You basically, need to decide where's your efforts are
> better spend - trying to convince upstream maintainer or maintain this
> patch compatible with next releases.
> In short, there's no point in getting personal (even if a person is a
> distro). You have an editor and a compiler, right? That's all you need!

Gee.... Thanks for clearing this!

But if upstream releases product without proper QA (this case with
its own products!!!), I see no reason why the work should be delegated

I work with many types of people and upstreams, g10 is the hardest
to work with, this also effect the service its users get.

gnupg-2.0.8 already not provided to our users, gpgme-1.6 the same.
If other downstream will create patch for these, I will gladly add,
I just don't understand why upstream which aware of an issue does not
release a fix.

BTW: Look at the changelog of last couple of version, you will notice how
many patches from Gentoo were accepted... And still we left with some


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