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On 10/14/20 9:05 PM, Nicolas Pomarède wrote:
Le 14/10/2020 à 19:16, Eero Tamminen a écrit :
If some packagers for any distro want to report issues or patches we
should add, then they can write to this mailing list.
I was suggesting contacting authors of distro
packages, and asking *them* to try packaging
latest Hatari git version so that any issues
could be fixed before release.
They aren't necessarily reading this list, so
they don't necessarily know that new Hatari
version is imminent.
(Distros have mechanisms that notify authors
when new releases of automatically tracked
upstream projects are available, but that's
I'm subscribed to some distro mailing lists and from what I see, when a
distro has problem with a program to package it, they create a patch if
possible and/or contact the program's author to submit the patch or
report the issue, so it will be fixed in main sources ; not the other
What I mean is that I don't have time to contact every distro or even
"big" distro (which distro ? what seems popular to someone might not be
to someone else) to get some input on possible changes. That's too many
distro to handle.
Another possibility would be to download the src deb or src rpm for some
distro and see if they changed things for hatari. But here, I don't have
time to do this too. Managing release for windows is already time
For Debian things are easier as it has web pages
listing Hatari package bugs & patches:
Links to these were in Hatari package page:
Other Debian & DEB based distributions like
Ubuntu, use those same packages. There are
no Ubuntu specific bugs for Hatari:
All the Fedora Hatari bugs are closed:
No idea about patches.
I would hope so too, but there are quite a few
things like icon installation, binfmt misc stuff,
python versions etc, which may have changed also
on distro side, not just things on Hatari side.
It's true that at the moment python is often an issue in recent distro
due to the EOL for python 2 and the switch to python 3.
Did you switch code in hatari to be python 3 compatible ?
Yes, already for previous release.
Python UI was made compatible to both Python v2 & v3 in Jan 2019, rest
of Python code supported both
already in 2017 (but there were some changes
needed to the hashbang line in 2019 as different
distros exported different version of python as
Python UI Python v3 support was large change
because it required migrating away from PyGtk
as that supported only Python v2.