how to manage 2 guile version

Yaakov Selkowitz
Tue Mar 28 16:01:00 GMT 2017

On 2017-03-28 02:11, szgyg wrote:
> FWIW guile 2.2.0 was released two weeks ago [0]. Mostly works, but it
> still has failing tests [1].

Oh, great...

So we probably should take this into consideration *now*, even though 
most guile consumers aren't ready for the changes in 2.2 yet.

Fortunately, it seems guile itself has taken their own instability into 

Although looking at packages which use guile, most haven't fully adapted 
to this yet (guile-config is still used by some, and it doesn't seem 
anyone is using pkg-config to find guile and guild), so we still need to 
provide unversioned binaries/scripts in /usr/bin for now.

It's way too early to make 2.2 "the" guile, so I think we stick with a 
versioned guile1.8 for the stragglers, and 'guile' being 2.0 for now, 
but eventually transitioning to a versioned 'guile2.0'.  We'll have to 
take another look at this once the real world has adapted to 2.2.


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