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Bug#811214: RFS: retroarch/1.3.0-1 [ITP]

Hi rondom,

Mupen64Plus for libretro is a fork and is not maintainable by upstream. The libretro guys changed a lot of things, so right now it's quite a different emulator with even different compatibility list. They are incompatible.

Others emulators are upstream friendly, like Nestopia, mGBA and Genesis Plus GX.

Sergio Benjamim

On 18/01/2016 12:17, rondom@rondom.de wrote:
I had a look at libretro-mupen64plus (out of curiosity only). I saw that
it bundles a copy of mupen64plus and its modules.

Due to the fact that Mupen64plus can be used as a library and it is
already in Debian I am wondering in how far this copy differs from the
upstream mupen64plus.
Given that emulators handle a lot of untrusted data from various
(sometimes shady) sources I am wondering whether it is possible/feasible
to use the already packaged mupen64plus with libretro.

I am not very familiar with libretro, so please excuse my ignorance.

On 18/01/16 02:00, Sérgio Benjamim wrote:
RetroArch has these 2 packages as dependencies:

retroarch-assets: http://mentors.debian.net/package/retroarch-assets
(icons for the menu drivers, like XMB)

libretro-core-info: http://mentors.debian.net/package/libretro-core-info
(has useful info about authors, license, supported extensions, firmware)

There are some packages for libretro cores:

Game Boy [Color]: http://mentors.debian.net/package/libretro-gambatte

Game Boy Advance: http://mentors.debian.net/package/mgba (it's already
in the NEW queue)

Nintendo DS: http://mentors.debian.net/package/libretro-desmume

Genesis and other Sega consoles/handhelds:

NEC PC Engine / TurboGrafx:

PlayStation: http://mentors.debian.net/package/libretro-beetle-psx

Nintendo 64: http://mentors.debian.net/package/libretro-mupen64plus

SNES: http://mentors.debian.net/package/libretro-bsnes-mercury

SNES: http://mentors.debian.net/package/snes9x

Sergio Benjamim

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