Consider packaging libmozjs185-dev?
vincentc1208 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 10:20:28 UTC 2011
I'm currently attempting to package 0 A.D., an open-source RTS game, for
Debian, with the help of the Debian Games team. However, a potential problem
is that 0 A.D. bundles Spidermonkey with the rest of the source code, and a
discussion took place in the Debian Games' mailing list on how to resolve
this. One of 0 A.D.'s developers has followed our discussion and offered his
stance on the issue , noting that Spidermonkey releases often break
compatibility with older releases, and that 0 A.D. relies on a specific
version of Spidermonkey (1.8.5 ); porting it to a newer version could be
more trouble than it would be worth.
I would like to ask whether the Debian Mozilla team is able/willing to
package and/or maintain this specific version of Spidermonkey (in the form
of a new package, e.g. libmozjs185-dev); I would be glad to assist in any
way possible, given that 0 A.D. relies on this. The only other alternative
(besides asking upstream to just port 0 A.D. to a newer version of
Spidemonkey) would be to embed Spidermonkey code in 0 A.D.'s source tarball,
which probably isn't the preferred course of action.
- Vincent Cheng
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