Bug#788688: Please update to 2.0.3

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 20:50:36 UTC 2015

2015-10-31 20:10 GMT+00:00 Sebastian Dröge <slomo at coaxion.net>:
> Hi Manuel,
> On October 31, 2015 10:03:51 PM EET, "Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo" <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>(Sorry for the duplicate Sebastian, I forgot to include the bug report
>>in the first reply).
>>2015-06-14 10:59 Sebastian Dröge:
>>>Package: libsdl2
>>>Severity: wishlist
>>>please update the package in unstable to 2.0.3, or the (AFAIK) soon to
>>>be released 2.0.4. I have some software here that requires 2.0.3 or
>>>newer unfortunately.
>>I seem to remember that 2.0.3 didn't introduce any interesting changes,
>>other than fixes or support for other OSs (Windows or Mac, cannot
>>remember), which is the reason why I never attempted to package that
>>version.  What's the feature that you need that requires 2.0.3?  Or is
>>it perhaps some VCS changes after 2.0.3?
> The Haskell sdl2 bindings require 2.0.3 for some unspecified reasons, explicitly stating the .3 on the website. No idea what exactly :)
> https://github.com/haskell-game/sdl2

>From today's version of the file:

there's no mention of Haskell, but specifically, the changes that you
can see in 2.0.3 w.r.t. .2 is nothing relevant.  There are lots of
fixes or added support for WinRT, which are not listed, but also
shouldn't be relevant for any bindings.

So I assume that they mention that in the website because it's simply
the version that it was current at the  time that they wrote this, or
because 2.0.0 or .1 had some problems, or because of problems in other
platforms that they use, not Linux.

In short, I think that you should be able to use 2.0.2 safely, even if
the project claims otherwise.

And in general... yes, I would like to update the code since long ago,
but updating to 2.0.3 at this point doesn't make much sense, and I
already explained about the problems when chasing VCS releases, that
probably you are also aware of.  But it will be done as soon as they
decide to release a new version.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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