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Re: Can Guile v3.0.8 be part of the LilyPond v2.24 release?

From: Jonas Hahnfeld
Subject: Re: Can Guile v3.0.8 be part of the LilyPond v2.24 release?
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 16:07:22 +0100
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On Tue, 2022-11-15 at 21:33 +0100, Jonas Hahnfeld via Discussions on
LilyPond development wrote:
> On Mon, 2022-11-14 at 18:31 +0100, Volodymyr Prokopyuk wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > It seems that LilyPond v2.23.81 depends on Guile v2.2.
> > 
> > On Linux Arch systems (e. g. Manjaro) Guile v3.0.8 is installed by default.
> > 
> > Currently LilyPond v2.23.81 requires Guile v2.2 as a mandatory dependency,
> > which makes installation of the latest Lilypond versions from source
> > problematic on Linux Arch systems.
> After the first release candidate, I was in contact with (one of) the
> Arch Linux maintainer for LilyPond. I hope I can convince him to bring
> back guile2.2 (and finally drop guile1.8 which lilypond was the only
> package to keep alive).

FWIW this has happened now (thanks Caleb!): Arch has a new guile2.2
package, lilypond was updated to 2.24.0, and guile1.8 is gone for good.


> > How difficult the migration from Guile v2.2 to Guile v3.0.8 is for
> > LilyPond? Can the migration be part of the LilyPond v2.24 release?
> As answered by Jean, it is possible to build LilyPond with Guile 3.0
> but it is for sure not recommended right now due to less testing and
> will not be found by default during the 2.24 cycle.

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