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

Fabio Porcedda fabio.porcedda at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 07:54:52 UTC 2015

On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 8:46 AM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> 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.
> """

In the efl project where the evas library was merged, they have
already added support for giflib 5:

So maybe we can just back port that commit.

Fabio Porcedda

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