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Re: Status of Guile 2.0 Support (Next Debian release won't ship guile-1.

From: Don Armstrong
Subject: Re: Status of Guile 2.0 Support (Next Debian release won't ship guile-1.8)
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:04:07 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sun, 21 Sep 2014, David Kastrup wrote:
> Don Armstrong <address@hidden> writes:
> > What is the current status of #1055[1] (support for Guile 2.0 in
> > lilypond)?
> I'm currently working on it. There is a branch dev/guilev2 with the
> current work. Current objective is to make it through the test suite.
> Several crashes so far look like the memory management is borked.

Awesome; thanks for doing the hard work on this. I started looking into
this myself, and quickly realized I was way over my head (and available
time to commit to it).

> > Debian is going to be dropping guile-1.8 completely, so in order for
> > lilypond to be in the next Debian release (and rosegarden, and a few
> > other things), I need to have it support guile 2.0 at least a month
> > before freeze, which will likely happen in February at the latest.
> "Support guile 2.0" by 2015: not sure. Support it in a manner that
> would be preferable to an installation using 1.8: rather dubious.
> Be released as stable version 2.20: unlikely. At best, we'll have a
> 2.20 branch only open to bug fixes and Guile 2.0 necessitated changes.


> But it seems feasible to get Guile 2.0 itself into the state needed to
> support LilyPond by the time of the freeze. Or get convincing
> admissions that it isn't there yet, possibly bargaining for a
> last-time inclusion of 1.8.

OK. I *might* be able to convince the guile maintainer to keep 1.8 just
for lilypond, but that also might mean that I'll end up having to
maintain guile 1.8 too.

Could you point me at a list of guile 2.0 bugs which are affecting
lilypond? Having that list handy would help me convince the guile
maintainer (and also Debian's release managers and security) that there
were valid reasons to keep guile 1.8 for another release of Debian.

Thanks again.

Don Armstrong            

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violence didn't solve anything
until one day it did.
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