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Re: Request permission to break always use system libs rule for asc-2.0



> Hans de Goede wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I'm currently working on upgrading asc (Advanced Strategic Command) to
>> 2.0.1.0 When packaging asc-1.16.4.0, I also packaged SDLmm-0.1.8 and
>> paragui-1.0.4.
>>
>> While packaging SDLmm I had to backport several fixes from a copy
>> included in asc to the package, as SDLmm is very much dead upstream.
>>
>> With 1.16.4.0, paragui was not included so the packaging of it was
>> needed, and I packaged the then already old version 1.0.4, as that is
>> what asc 1.16.4.0 wanted.
>>
>> Now with asc-2.0 there are yet again bugfixes to the included
>> SDLmm-0.1.8, now I can port these to the external SDLmm package, and
>> patch asc to use the external SDLmm. But since SDLmm upstream has been
>> dead for a long time, and asc is the only user of SDLmm, this feels
>> rather silly. So I would like to declare SDLmm dead for current devel
>> (F-9 and later) and just use the included copy.
>>
>> asc-2.0 now uses paragui-1.1.8, which is the latest release from 2004
>> (again very dead upstream, website is down, etc.) and again has it
>> heavily patched. Unfortunately some idiot ran indent on there copy, so
>> doing a diff results in 30000 changed lines. I could go through these
>> manually and port any fixes to the official paragui, and patch asc to
>> use the system version. But again asc is the only user, so doing this
>> feels really silly (going through a 30000 lines diff is no fun). So I
>> would like to declare paragui dead for current devel (F-9 and later)
>> also, and just use the included copy.
>>
>> Are there any objections against this?
>>
>
> If upstream is dead, we should call it dead.  Trying to port patches
> sort of makes us upstream and if we don't have anyone willing to be
> upstream, is not an option.  Your plan seems OK to me.

+1

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