[Buildroot] [PATCH 4/5] package/efl/libevas: Switch to giflib

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Sun Mar 8 07:46:36 UTC 2015

Dear Fabio Porcedda,

On Sun, 8 Mar 2015 08:28:44 +0100, Fabio Porcedda wrote:

> I understand that is a legacy repository but because you talked about
> to send a patch upstream i was trying to understand if there is any
> chance that the patch will be accepted.
> So when you have talked about to send the patch upstream didn't know
> about the legacy status of this repository?

Well, when you want to send a patch upstream, then obviously you have
to send the patch based on the latest upstream version. Which generally
involves bumping the Buildroot package to use the latest stable version
from upstream.

In the case of EFL, it indeed involves quite a bit of work, because all
the libraries that used to be split in separate tarballs are now
provided as one single tarball by upstream.

See https://phab.enlightenment.org/phame/live/3/post/efl_1_8/ :

We have merged Ecore, Edje, Eet, Eeze, Efreet, Eina, Eio, Embryo,
Emotion, Ethumb, Evas and Evil into a single EFL package (as you can
see above these are no longer there, but inside the EFL distribution).
We also added in Eldbus, EPhysics, and Escape.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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