I'm hitting a bit of a stumbling block in preparing SDL 1.2.4 packages for woody. The problem is that SDL does not work with ALSA 0.9 yet (I will do something about this at some point, really I will...) Debian's libarts-dev depends on libasound2-dev, which conflicts with the libasound1-dev which is used for SDL. Debian's SDL also builds with aRts support, so you can see the problem I hope? I haven't got a good solution but I have a number of unpleasant options to consider: 1. SDL 1.2.4 dlopen's libarts. I can supply my own set of arts headers in the package for the time being. Yuck. 2. I have yet to upgrade libarts, apt wisely chose not to upgrade that without letting me decide how to handle it. If I can compile against this version for woody (the updated libarts is already in woody) then this is a reasonable solution. If the result has any incompatibility otherwise, it is likely a bad idea and should not be done. Can you shed any light Christopher? 3. SDL support for ALSA 0.9 is something I plan to work on whenever I manage to get ALSA set up here. The patch should not be unreasonable nor difficult to test. It may or may not be difficult to make, depending on just how much of the API has changed.. This is the preferred long-term fix, but I'm skeptical about doing that _now_ with woody's impending release (in theory anyway - here's hoping we don't wind up with another disk crash or so...) No promises that SDL 1.2.4 will actually get into woody either way - I'm building it in a woody chroot to make sure it _can_ go into woody, but I am targetting it for a woody release. Whether it gets in or not depends on the rest of the release process and whether or not major bugs are found in the packages, yadda yadda.. -- Joseph Carter <email@example.com> Now I'll take over the world * dpkg hands stu a huge glass of vbeer * Joey takes the beer from stu, you're too young ;) * Cylord takes the beer from Joey, you're too drunk. * Cylord gives the beer to muggles.
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