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Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add lmms

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add lmms
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:20:02 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.8.0 (2017-02-23)

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 10:54:09PM -0700, Rodger Fox wrote:
> > Apparently, LMMS can be built with Qt 5:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Can you try it and let us know how it goes?
> Ok, I looked into this. Qt5 is supported only in the newest development
> version of lmms, but what I packaged is the latest stable release.
> I will make a note of this for when I update the package, but what can
> we do for the mean time? Accept this as is? Package the release
> candidiate? Or just wait for the next stable release of lmms before
> adding this to guix?
> To be honest, the RC looks like it has some cool new features, so I
> will probably be building it for myself either way. Also, lmms is on
> a pretty slow release cycle. The last stable was 2015, RC-1 was
> early 2016, and RC-2 was Jan 2017. So maybe if it seems stable enough
> when I build it I can package the RC-2. I could do one for each if that
> makes sense, kind of like the guile and guile-next packages.
> What do you think? lmms and lmms-rc?

I think it's fine to package the stable release with qt-4, with a
comment in the package definition indicating that we should try qt-5
when upgrading.

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