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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:00 pm 
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So I found a conspicuous-by-absence missing feature in the API of Game_Music_Emu, a library that blargg appears to no longer maintain (but correct me if I'm wrong). I've reported it to maintainers of various distributions of GME: kode54, mpyne, and the Ubuntu team. Here's what each report looks like:

I am developing a music player and want to list all types that my music player's Game_Music_Emu plug-in can play. I can iterate through types with gme_type_list(), but all I can retrieve about each gme_type_t through the C API are the name of the console it's associated with (gme_type_system()) and whether the type supports multiple movements (gme_type_multitrack()). I'd like to be able to look up the most common extension associated with a track. I can go from extension to type (gme_identify_extension()), but not the other way around.


When a library has become widely forked, what's the best way to get a simple feature request into all of them, especially the version that makes it into popular free operating system distributions' package repositories?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:12 am 
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Pick the leading fork.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:19 am 
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Then the problem becomes convincing distributions to follow the leading fork.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:35 am 
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Circular definition, the leading fork is the one distros follow.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:01 am 
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Create a new fork and declare all the others to be heretics.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:33 pm 
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calima wrote:
Circular definition, the leading fork is the one distros follow.

The fork in the leading number of distributions is not necessarily the fork that leads in feature development.


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