Replacing libusb1 with libusbx

Hans de Goede hdegoede at
Tue May 22 16:23:35 UTC 2012


On 05/22/2012 02:55 PM, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-05-22 at 13:44 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I plan to replace libusb1 with libusbx, libusx is a fork of and
>> a drop in replacement for libusb1.
>> The libusbx fork was started by various libusb-1.0 developers
>> (almost all of them *), because the official maintainer of libusb-1.0
>> refused to do any stable / tarbal releases for over 18 months and in
>> general was very slow with merging new developments and fixes.
> I'm guessing you're talking about Daniel Drake. Why didn't you ask him
> if you could get commit access instead? I took over libfprint and
> fprintd releases, and got them moved to last year.

No, Daniel handed it over to Peter Stuge about 18 months ago (give or
take), and that didn't work out to well. I (and others) have tried pretty
much every everything to avoid having to fork, but to no result.



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