Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] dev-libs/libusbx:1 the default provider for virtual/libusb:1 (for ~arch)
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 21:57:34
Message-Id: 201205301756.24083.vapier@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] dev-libs/libusbx:1 the default provider for virtual/libusb:1 (for ~arch) by Peter Stuge
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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