[arch-dev-public] libusbx as replacement for libusb

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Fri May 25 10:14:03 EDT 2012

Am 25.05.2012 15:21, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Tobias Powalowski
> <tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi got this feature request:
>> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/29999
>> - fedora ditched the libusb usage in favour of the libusbx project.
> Seems Debian have done/will do the same.
>> http://www.libusbx.org
>> Shall we move to this too?
> I am not very familiar with the background story, but from what I can
> gather from libusb-devel[0], it seems that the fork was done for a
> good reason, has lots of support, and no counterarguments have (as far
> as I could find at least) been presented by the libusb maintainer.
> To sum up, the main complaints were: libusb was not begin released for
> more than two years (it has now finally been released, after the fork
> happened), and the maintainer was seen as hostile to new
> contributions.
> Assuming the impression I got is correct, I would be in favor of switching.
> Cheers,
> Tom
> [0]: <http://libusb.6.n5.nabble.com/libusb-is-dead-long-live-libusbx-td5651413.html>
replaces=('libusb1' 'libusb')
would that be ok in PKGBUILD?

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org

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