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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Building packages from git: several questions

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 21:53:01 -0600
> Timothy Pearson wrote:
>>> Darrell Anderson wrote:
>>>> libart-lgpl no longer is maintained upstream and needs several
>>>> patches to avoid crashing some apps. The version of libarts provided
>>>> by the Trinity Project includes those patches and is intended to be a
>>>> replacement for any version of libarts currently installed by any
>>>> distro. Build this patched version of libart and replace the stock
>>>> libart installed with the distro.
>>> Do you have a reference about it no longer being maintained?
>> One example of many:
> That's clear enough, thanks.
>> And here is a combination of all of the patches:
> Did you create the changes?  If not, where did you find them?  Looking
> at the original source, the code looks very difficult to maintain.  It
> really makes you appreciate C++.
No I did not; they were sitting on the libart bugzilla for a long time.  I
merged the ones that seemed to make sense.

While I don't think any of the TDE devs are going to touch the source code
to improve functionality, we can at least act as a central collection
point for patches, bugs reports, etc.  Given the library's age I don't
think much work beyond fixing future compilation errors or segfaults will
be neeed.