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Re: [PATCH 2/2] gnu: Add allegro-5.0.

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] gnu: Add allegro-5.0.
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:03:23 -0400

On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 1:52 AM, Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> wrote:
> Thompson, David <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 4:57 PM, Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> * gnu/packages/game-development.scm (allegro-5.0): New variable.
>> I assume you have a use-case that calls for keeping multiple versions
>> of Allegro 5 around?  Looks fine to me, if so.
> Allegro 5.2 merges the unstable with the stable branch.  It breaks API
> and requires applications to define “ALLEGRO_UNSTABLE” to use unstable
> features.
> Allegro 5.0.11 is the last of the stable releases and the last to use
> the pkg-config identifier “allegro-5.0”, which some applications look
> for.
> I’m not sure if this is enough to justify keeping 5.0 or if we should
> patch the configure scripts of applications that look for “allegro-5.0”.

I think this is a good reason to keep a 5.0 package around.  Thanks
for explaining.

- Dave

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