orphaning gdk-pixbuf

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 23:17:02 UTC 2011

On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Eric Smith <eric at brouhaha.com> wrote:
> Kevin Fenzi wrote about gdk-pixbuf:
>  > It failed the mass rebuild, not much left that depends on it, and
>  > nothing I need. ;)
> [...]
>>  So, if anyone really really really wants to keep it alive, feel free to
>>  take it and fix it so it builds and works. ;)
> I use gdk-pixbuf in an application that is used on Fedora but for
> licensing reasons can't currently be submitted as a Fedora package.  I'd
> hate to see gdk-pixbuf go away, as I don't know what I could use to
> replace it.  I've never looked at building gdk-pixbuf myself, and have
> never been able to wrap my head around autotools, so if the cause of the
> FTBFS isn't obvious, I doubt that I can fix it quickly.  I'm not going
> to commit to taking maintainership of the package right now, but if
> nobody else does and I find the time to deal with it, perhaps I will in
> the future.
> As far as I can tell, gdk-pixbuf hasn't been deprecated upstream; there
> was a new release in August.  Has anyone notified upstream about the FTBFS?

Are you sure your not referring to gdk-pixbuf2?


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