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

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Sun May 27 03:44:14 EDT 2012

Am 25.05.2012 16:14, schrieb Tobias Powalowski:
> 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')
> provides=('libusb')
> would that be ok in PKGBUILD?
Would it be ok for you if i bring this to testing repository?

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

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