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Re: [Chicken-users] Re: sqlite3 egg still failing in experimental branch

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Re: sqlite3 egg still failing in experimental branch
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 00:54:26 +0100
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On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 04:32:07PM -0700, Alan Post wrote:
> I'm suffering from priority inversion on this issue:  jbogenturfa'i
> requires the experimental branch to run[1][2], while one of it's
> dependencies, sqlite3, won't run on the experimental branch.[3]

The fact your egg requires experimental means most people won't be able
to run it. Those who will probably won't object to (temporarily)
applying a patch; they're already running an "unstable" version of
Chicken.  Just provide instructions in the egg's documentation.

> How has this situation been handled in the past?

To my recollection this exact situation hasn't occurred before.
Anyway, I wouldn't consider it too big an issue since most regular
users are using release versions, or at best snapshot development
versions.  People interested in the bleeding edge are expecting
possible breakage already, so I don't think it's that big a deal,

If you are desperate and Thomas really can't cope with your pace of
development you might perhaps want to negotiate (co-)maintainership
of the egg with him, if he's open to that.

"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
 is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
 and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
 experience much like composing poetry or music."
                                                        -- Donald Knuth

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