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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: dev-libs/libusbx:1 the default provider for virtual/libusb:1 (for ~arch)
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 17:56:23 -0400
On Wednesday 30 May 2012 17:41:18 Peter Stuge wrote:
> Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > > Fedora rawhide and ArchLinux switched to libusbx and followed
> > > suit in our virtual/libusb:1.
> > 
> > sad that we can't get these things merged.  maybe we need to
> > convince dsd to hand over the reigns ?
> 
> It seems that some don't know that dsd made me co-maintainer in
> libusb some months after he created the 1.0.8 release.
> 
> I've been working hard on libusb since before 1.0.8. I joined libusb
> in 2004 and was already asked by Johannes (the 0.1 author) to be
> maintainer in 2007, but declined.
> 
> The fork is a long story. I commented in the Arch ticket for their
> switch, and the libusbx lead maintainer replied there today. I also
> had a chat with Samuli and marienz@g.o on IRC about keeping libusb
> as the default provider for virtual/libusb:1.
> 
> I'm working on a blog post with what I think are some key facts for
> everyone with an interest in the libusb API. The fork is, like the
> libusb-1.0.9 release, a month old, and of course there was a sudden
> surge in activity when Hans (Fedora libusb package maintainer and
> now libusbx maintainer) blogged about the fork, which I wasn't quite
> prepared for. Hold on, more information coming shortly.

thanks!
-mike
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