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Re: how to patch native pacakge



On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:40:56PM +0200, Farkas Levente wrote:
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:09:45PM +0200, Farkas Levente wrote:
> >> so what's our position now?
> >> it seems upstream wouldn't like to (and probably can't solve without
> >> break something).
> > 
> > Have you talked to upstream about this?  Please point us to
> > the upstream discussion on their mailing lists.
> 
> without any response:
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=4A12C61E.9010701%40lfarkas.org&forum_name=libjpeg-devel-6x
> and we discuss many way that this not possible.

There's a reason I keep going on about upstream libjpeg, not just
because I'm being difficult.  It's because there's no way we, as mere
packagers, can fix this on our own.  We can't even fix it if we have
the consent of SuSE, Debian and other packagers.

libjpeg has a screwy, disfunctional upstream.  There's not been a real
upstream release for 11 years.  Now there is someone claiming to be
the official upstream for libjpeg who isn't ready to hold open
discussions with any of the interested groups.

This can *only* be fixed by someone taking control, and making
a real upstream libjpeg which has an open, responsive governance.

This is *not* a Fedora problem.

Create a real upstream libjpeg (maybe you'll need to change the name).
Involve all the parties and packagers, make the right technical
decisions, release up to date, modern packages, and then, maybe,
mingw32-libjpeg can be a proper part of Fedora.

Rich.

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