On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:40:18AM +0200, Roland Fehrenbacher wrote:
> A> Hi folks, when I tried to fix this bug I realised that new
> A> upstream versions are out. I downloaded the latest one and
> A> imported it into Git. Since I don't know the software I would
> A> like to ask you about your reasons you might have to stick to
> A> version 1.4. There are some patches to fix and may be some tests
> A> to do which I can't. So may be if I do not hear from you I'd
> A> probably only go with the restriction of architectures to
> A> amd64/i386 to fix #897239.
> please restrict again to amd64/i386 for now.
OK, so I will do this for the currently available version in Debian.
> I hope I will get around
> building the new version in time before the next freeze.
This would be really nice. At least I'll upload with a working watch
file which will remember us that some work needs to be done.
> The big
> advantage of the newer versions 2.x + is support for GPUs. To support
> that will be quite a lot of effort though.
I can not be of any help here since I have no idea about this program.
I'd be very happy if you (or one of the other Uploaders) would take over
this effort. It would be a shame if we would ship outdated software
> Given that we'll have to
> build against the non-free nvidia stuff for GPU support, will this
> require the package to move to non-free as well (at least the GPU variants)?
Packages with free softeare depending from packages in non-free need
to go to contrib. It would be great if those parts that do not need
the non-free components could stay in main, thought.