bugBattle for Wesnoth - Bugs: bug #13526, IPv6 support.

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bug #13526: IPv6 support.

Submitted by:  Gabríel A. Pétursson <polarina>
Submitted on:  Sun 17 May 2009 08:43:00 PM UTC  
Category: Feature RequestSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 1 - LaterItem Group: Networking
Status: Upstream ProblemPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: 1.7.0+svnOperating System: GNU

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Tue 02 Jun 2009 07:37:08 PM UTC, comment #3:

Which is nothing more than an updated version from a patch to version 1.2.5, dating from 2003.

It's possible to fork SDL_net and integrate it into wesnoth, but we might as well drop the abstraction layer altogether.

I'm marking this as Upstream Problem for now.

Alexander van Gessel <ai0867>
Project Member
Tue 02 Jun 2009 05:20:53 PM UTC, comment #2:

It seems, that although a patch for SDL_net introducing the IPv6 support exist for couple of years, the SDL developers did not bother to comment on it. I understand the patch breaks the compatibility with older versions, still...

( http://bugzilla.libsdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=283 )

That being said, would it be pointless to include this patch (or an updated version of it) in Wesnoth builds? It would probably make updating code to newer versions of SDL tricky and enforce static linking of modified SDL in Wesnoth, right?

Miron Moderau <em3>
Tue 02 Jun 2009 01:18:03 AM UTC, comment #1:

SDL_net, the library we rely on for network and such, has no support for IPv6. So to support IPv6 in wesnoth, we'd either need to drop SDL_net, or wait for its maintainer to provide IPv6 support.
Unfortunately, it seems the former is more likely to happen anytime soon.

Alexander van Gessel <ai0867>
Project Member
Sun 17 May 2009 08:43:00 PM UTC, original submission:

In order of priority, highest first:
1.) IPv6 support in wesnothd and wesnoth.
2.) IPv6 access to the official multiplayer server.
3.) IPv6 access to the official add-on server.

Gabríel A. Pétursson <polarina>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon 20 Jul 2009 08:56:00 PM UTCivanovicOpen/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Tue 02 Jun 2009 07:37:08 PM UTCai0867Priority5 - Normal=>1 - Later
      StatusNone=>Upstream Problem
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