> The shims idea is interesting, but isn't it a lot of trouble to make and > maintain a shim (which has to somehow indicate where to find the source files > for the library), compared to forking a system?
+1 there's already the sharplispers group for taking over unmaintained systems (not to be confused with hostile systems): https://github.com/sharplispers -- • attila lendvai • PGP: 963F 5D5F 45C7 DFCD 0A39 -- “Tact is a skill that can turn brutal honesty into just honesty. It's a skill that develops with practice, and one that's harder to use when emotions are running high. But you can't go towards someone with a verbal fist and expect a hug in return. When method matches intention, outcomes are much more peaceful.” — Doe Zantamata