How to deal with julia <= 0.5 issues on packages?


#1

Hello. Due to some misunderstandings, i’m currently maintainer of Cairo.jl (adaptation to a well-known 2D drawing library) which is the infrastructure for some plotting and some painting.

Major part of Cairo issues are installation or build issues, focused on BinDeps, on Homebrew and mismatches to OS versions (today 13 out of 16).

In general: Close them? Add (known) installation problems to README.md?


#2

Adding troubleshooting suggestions to the readme is a good idea, but if you close an issue due to it being a suspected problem in a different julia package or julia base, then you should open a replacement issue in the right place with a cross-reference (or add a comment with the cross reference when there’s an existing open issue for the same problem).