>>>>> "A" == Andreas Tille <andr...@fam-tille.de> writes:

    A> Hi Roland, On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:40:18AM +0200, Roland
    A> Fehrenbacher wrote: Hi folks, when I tried to fix this bug I
    A> realised that new upstream versions are out.  I downloaded the
    A> latest one and imported it into Git[1].  Since I don't know the
    A> software I would like to ask you about your reasons you might
    A> have to stick to version 1.4.  There are some patches to fix and
    A> may be some tests to do which I can't.  So may be if I do not
    A> hear from you I'd probably only go with the restriction of
    A> architectures to amd64/i386 to fix #897239.
    >> please restrict again to amd64/i386 for now.

    A> OK, so I will do this for the currently available version in
    A> Debian.


    >> I hope I will get around building the new version in time before
    >> the next freeze.

    A> This would be really nice.  At least I'll upload with a working
    A> watch file which will remember us that some work needs to be
    A> done.

That's a good idea. Now that the source code is on Github, this has
become feasible (wasn't at the time I originally created it).

    >> The big advantage of the newer versions 2.x + is support for
    >> GPUs. To support that will be quite a lot of effort though.

    A> I can not be of any help here since I have no idea about this
    A> program.  I'd be very happy if you (or one of the other
    A> Uploaders) would take over this effort.  It would be a shame if
    A> we would ship outdated software with Buster.

Agreed. I'll try hard to get this in ...

    >> 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)?

    A> Packages with free softeare depending from packages in non-free
    A> need to go to contrib.  It would be great if those parts that do
    A> not need the non-free components could stay in main, thought.

Good, thanks for the pointer. Will make sure that the free stuff stays
in main.



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