HEADS-UP: Transition to guile-2.0.x and a new compat-guile1.8 package

Kalev Lember kalevlember at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 09:55:32 UTC 2012

On 10/23/2012 11:42 AM, Jan Synacek wrote:
> On 10/23/2012 11:15 AM, Kalev Lember wrote:
>> On 10/23/2012 08:51 AM, Jan Synacek wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I've created a review request for compat-guile1.8:
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=868263
>>> Once the compat package lands in rawhide, I will leave some time for the
>>> transition (I may work on the required patches if time allows me). After that,
>>> guile (now version 1.8) will become 2.0.x.
>> Hello Jan,
>> Very cool. The lack of guile 2.0 has been keeping Aisleriot updates back
>> for several Fedora releases now.
>> Are you planning to make the 2.0 version available for F18 as well?
> I'm quite hesitant to update F18 as well. I mean, it would be nice, but I'm not
> sure if all can be probably patched and tested in time. If only I had done this
> a few weeks earlier..:)

I agree, updating 21 packages is a bit too much at this point in F18

However, a way to make this work for F18 would be creating a parallel
installable guile20 package. So instead of what you are planning now:


We'd have:

This way no apps need to be updated for the guile -> compat-guile1.8
transition. Instead, they could be ported to guile20 at their own pace
and there wouldn't have to be a flag day for switching all of them over
at once.


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