I believe the next question is "Hussam, Jan is there anything we can do to make libxml2 upgrade happen?"
Let me put this statement other way: I have some time that I would like to contribute it back to Linux Arch. Trying to resolve libxml2 upgrade issues seems a useful task. Could anyone provide me more information about libxml upgrade problems? Jan, you are the maintainer should know it. If it brakes apps then could you give me the list? I'll try to look at it.
Here is a source package building libxml2 2.9.1. It took less than 5 minutes to modify the official repo PKGBUILD and build the new version.
I haven't tested all software depending on libxml2 but I have installed it myself and so far so good everything works perfectly for me.
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