how to manage 2 guile version

Marco Atzeri
Tue Mar 28 19:50:00 GMT 2017

On 28/03/2017 18:01, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> 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
> account:
> 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.

Considering some are still straggling on the 1.8 to 2.0 conversion,
2.2 is for far future.

Do you think we need to maintain 1.8 around ?
Debian seems to have drop it.


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