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Re: [PATCH] Add MilkyTracker to Guix

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add MilkyTracker to Guix
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:26:46 +0200
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Alex Kost <address@hidden> writes:

> Kei Yamashita (2016-03-28 06:09 +0300) wrote:
>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:23:37 +0300
>> Efraim Flashner <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 07:54:40PM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> [...]
>>> > +    (arguments
>>> > +     '(#:configure-flags `("--without-alsa" "--without-jack")))
>>> In addition to Nil's comments, I was wondering about the configure
>>> flags. Wouldn't it make sense to have either alsa or jack as an input?
>> Milkytracker works fine without it on my machine. I feel like it's a
>> matter of allowing the user options or sticking to the minimal build.
> In my understanding (I may be wrong) our policy is to provide
> full-featured software, so the features shouldn't be disabled without a
> reason.  Sometimes we add minimal packages (e.g., "bash-minimal",
> "cups-minimal") if they are needed, but this is not such a case.
> So I think you should remove these --without-… flags.  And thanks for
> contributing!

I agree.  Also, JACK and ALSA are ubiquitous among Guix audio/music
packages.  When the programme comes with support for ALSA and JACK
backends by default I think we should not disable it.

~~ Ricardo

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