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[Chicken-users] Eggs breakage due to removal of deprecated features

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: [Chicken-users] Eggs breakage due to removal of deprecated features
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:07:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)


Some features marked as deprecated have been recently removed from the
*development* version of Chicken (see;a=commit;h=e1a5773f52691c48097ae4f698081fa50f9647f7)

It seems that a lot of eggs are still using things that were
deprecated and now removed.  Please take a look at
to see if your egg has been affected.

Here's a summary of the features that have been removed and that
are responsible for most of the breakage:

- the make macro (available as an egg now --

- required-chicken-version and required-extension-version (from

Notice that some critical eggs like lookup-table, message-digest,
easyffi, numbers and string-utils are currently using features
that have been removed.  Here's a rank of reverse dependencies:

So, egg authors, if your eggs use removed features, please update them
so that they don't use removed features and release new versions.

Best wishes,

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