The Linux Foundation

Minutes Jun 22 2011

From The Linux Foundation


Robert Schweikert (Suse), Jeff Licquia (LF), Stew Benedict (LF), Jon Masters (Red Hat)



Brief discussion on status of LSB ARM - people are interested, trying to get cycles to work on it

Jeff: Discussion of library uplift list - libjpeg. F15 doesn't seem to have the traditional libjpeg, uses jpeg-turbo?
Jeff: Perhaps we should recommend GTK, Qt as the recommended LSB way to use these graphics libraries, rather than directly. Or use a wrapper API.
Robert: I disagree, can't force people to use GTK, Qt.
Jeff: So the question is whether jpeg-turbo is binary compatible
Stew: Can run a test on my rawhide install to see
Jeff: Looks like it's too early to consider new interfaces from jpeg-turbo
Stew: Looking at my rawhide install, like you said the .62 so file is provided by the jpeg-turbo package, so that's what I've been testing against
Jeff: libpng - distros in table all using 1.2.4x, LSB at 1.2.8. Upstream up to 1.5. Need to investigate whether there are binary compatibility issues with newer versions
Jeff: libxml2 - we're at 2.6.x, distros at 2.7.x. May be reasons to uplift. Upstream is at 2.7.8. Wait on this one.
Jeff: atk, gtk and friends. Were at 2.10/12 for most things. New thing is gtk3. Should we do a trial use module for gtk3 rather than do the work to uplift gtk2? Opinions?
Robert: It's a lot of work, but it might be worth doing. (uplift gtk2 and add gtk3)
Jeff: gtk3 is mostly getting interest from the GNOME folks, apps are still using gtk2
Robert: Right, but we've got a long release cycle and a longer deprecation period, so it will be some years before it goes away even if we deprecate
Jeff: How do we feel procedurally, if we deprecate gtk2 and only have gtk3 as trial use an an alternate?
Robert: I agree, gtk3 should go right in
Jeff: So we need to make sure we have tests, etc that it's acceptable as a full module Jeff: fontconfig, we're at 2.3, distros at 2.6. Not sure there's much going on with fontconfig these days

Jeff: FHS - been sidetracked with sysadmin duties with David gone. Been working through the bug list.

End Of Call

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