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Title:
  Import irrlicht 1.8.4 from debian unstable for Yakkety 16.10 release

Status in irrlicht package in Ubuntu:
  New

Bug description:
  Hello,

  Debian has recently updated their libirrlicht and libirrlicht-dev
  packages to the 1.8.4 release of irrlicht.

  I request irrlicht 1.8.4 to be included in the yakkety 16.10 release
  of ubuntu, through the freeze exception process [0].

  Please see the changelog for irrlicht 1.8.4 in svn [1] and on their
  official forum [2].

  That release is only a bugfix release which doesn't add any new
  features or rewrites, so it should be safe to add.

  Also, as upstream of minetest, one of irrlicht's two reverse
  dependencies, I haven't heard of any reports of regressions from our
  users that use rolling release distros.

  It has had enough time to be tested by those users, as the release was
  in June.

  Note however that I am no ubuntu developer, so I can't upload it
  myself. It would be great if someone could do it for me. Thank you!

  [0]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess
  [1]: 
https://sourceforge.net/p/irrlicht/code/5321/tree//branches/releases/1.8/changes.txt
  [2]: http://irrlicht.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=51448

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