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Re: would somebody be interested in updating liballegro from 5.0 to 5.2 ?

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On 20/04/2016, James Cowgill <jcowgill@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,

Hi James,

Thank you for answering quickly.

> On Wed, 2016-04-20 at 16:03 +0000, shirish शिरीष wrote:
>> I had previously asked if somebody would package 5.1.6 but as Tobias
>> had pointed out, it was an unstable branch.
>> See #704141 for the discussion.
>> Now 5.2 has been released by upstream, see
>> http://liballeg.org/download.html as well as the detailed changelog .
>> http://liballeg.org/changes-5.2.html
>> I do see that there are changes from both stable as well as unstable
>> branch added in the repo as well as that the library is
>> source-compatible but not binary compatible which probably means it
>> will need to conflict with liballegro5.0 binary package.
> If it's only binary incompatible, then a standard library transition
> should work here. There shouldn't be any need for conflicting packages.

oh cool, so should I put a bug-report for the same ?

>> I ran both apt-cache rdepends liballegro5.0 as well apt-rdepends
>> liballegro5.0 but didn't see any games or anything which depends
>> which will hurt if the new library is added before debian freeze.
> Ok. There doesn't seem to be any reverse dependencies of allegro5 at
> all.

Came to the same conclusion but -

>> I also did a mock purge to see if there were any libraries which were
>> affected and the only one which seems to be affected is libdumb1-dev
>> .
>> I am guessing the only reason why this version is not being shipped
>> is
>> due to the dumb library allegro 4 support issue, see #799008 as well
>> as the relevant issue in libdumb's new upstream
>> https://github.com/kode54/dumb/issues/21
> libdumb is built against allegro4. How will upgrading allegro5 from 5.0
> to 5.2 have any effect here?
>> Is this a correct assessment of the situation. Is there a possibility
>> of having liballegro5.2 and the relevant libdumb version have it in
>> experimental so people who want to try some games with the new
>> version
>>  can try it ?  See
>> http://forum.freegamedev.net/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6477 for discussion
>> of a game which uses the newer version of a library.
> I don't see why allegro 5.2 can't be uploaded at some point. What do
> you need libdumb for? The thread doesn't mention anything about it.

For some reason when I try to purge allegro5.0 libdumb1-dev also get
purged so thought it was part of the liballegro5.0 package, see if I
am doing something wrong.

[$] sudo aptitude purge liballegro5.0 liballegro5-dev
liballegro-ttf5.0 liballegro-ttf5-dev liballegro-physfs5.0
liballegro-physfs5-dev liballegro-image5.0 liballegro-image5-dev
liballegro-dialog5.0 liballegro-dialog5-dev liballegro-audio5.0
liballegro-audio5-dev liballegro-acodec5.0 liballegro-acodec5-dev
[sudo] password for shirish:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  liballegro-acodec5-dev{pu} liballegro-acodec5.0{pu}
liballegro-audio5-dev{pu} liballegro-audio5.0{pu}
liballegro-dialog5-dev{pu} liballegro-dialog5.0{pu}
liballegro-image5-dev{pu} liballegro-image5.0{pu}
liballegro-physfs5-dev{pu} liballegro-physfs5.0{pu}
liballegro-ttf5-dev{pu} liballegro-ttf5.0{pu} liballegro5-dev{p}
liballegro5.0{p} libdumb1-dev{u}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 15 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 3,508 kB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n

As can be seen if I purge liballegro5.0 and the relevant packages then
libdumb1-dev also gets purged.

Also -

[$] aptitude why libdumb1-dev

i   liballegro5-dev        Recommends liballegro-acodec5-dev
i A liballegro-acodec5-dev Depends  libdumb1-dev

So should I put up a bug-report about liballegro5.2, anyone interested
to make that happen ?

> James

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