[Slackbuilds-users] jack-audio-connection-kit vs. jack2, redux

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 07:08:05 UTC 2020

On 1/16/20, Christoph Willing <chris.willing at linux.com> wrote:
> Is there a timetable for this?

Probably over the weekend, with final update Sunday or possibly Monday. I
had thought it would take longer since there are so many builds, but
apparently I'm not the only one who quietly upgraded to jack2. I want
to check a few of my own (stuff I haven't used recently), but I have
some time to do it in the next day or so.

> Will all the renaming changes happen automagically in the background
> sometime or will maintainers each have to apply them to their own
> SlackBuilds?

Automagic is the order of the day. The only thing maintainers will want
to check is the formatting of their READMEs, if jack-audio-connection-kit
is mentioned there (usually as an optional dependency). The replacement
name is much shorter, so I'll reflow the text, but everyone should
double-check & make sure it looks good to them.

I won't be doing it all in one huge commit. Each build will get its
own git commit, meaning they can be rolled back or otherwise adjusted
without making a mess in the log.

> One of my SlackBuilds currently needs updating to a new
> version (though not urgently). How to proceed - should I incorporate any
> jack related changes now or sit tight?

Go ahead and submit it as-is (listing jack-audio-connection-kit in
REQUIRES), if you're ready to. I will wait until Willy's regular weekly
update is done, before making any changes.

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