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Re: Getting Guile 2.0.x onto Fedora

From: Daniel Hartwig
Subject: Re: Getting Guile 2.0.x onto Fedora
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:31:19 +0800

On 19 November 2012 10:14, Mike Gran <address@hidden> wrote:
>> You may want to suggest having separate guile-1.8 and guile-2.0
>> packages to keep things moving.  Or, does Fedora not encourage
>> packaging schemes like that?
> First, I don't want to misrepresent my role.  I'm only a Fedora
> user and busybody.
> But, that type of packaging is used all over GTK in Fedora:
> gtk2, gtk3, etc; but, it is not encouraged, as far as I
> understand it.

Yes, best to avoid it unless required (i.e. libraries with API
changes).  Guile definitely falls with the same category as gtk, as
far as changing API is concerned.  No harm if you put this suggestion

Debian still has an old guile-1.6 package around to support some older software.

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