Package Details: mingw-w64-giflib 5.2.1-2

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Package Base: mingw-w64-giflib
Description: A library for reading and writing gif images (mingw-w64)
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Keywords: giflib mingw mingw-w64
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: Schala
Maintainer: drakkan
Last Packager: drakkan
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.027156
First Submitted: 2012-11-01 00:39
Last Updated: 2019-08-31 21:26

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Schala commented on 2016-01-24 05:58

I thought I did? I saw lib32-giflib on repo

mawe commented on 2016-01-23 10:12

Why didn't the policy "follow the Arch version" - as it was topic below - apply this time?

ricco19 commented on 2016-01-23 05:05

Newest version broke my program, official repo still using 5.1.1. See bug here:

ant32 commented on 2015-01-29 21:25

Oh! That's a new idea to me. Till now I've seen us maintainers complaining when it is flaged before offical package is updated. Maybe it's right to flag even if we're not suppose to update it yet. I think it is still best if users wait to flag till the official package is updated (That way we know which packages need attention), but us maintainers should be aware that the user shouldn't be expected to know this policy and when we comment we should kindly tell them next time to wait till the officail package is updated.

mawe commented on 2015-01-29 20:29

I understand, but I rather refered to my act of flagging this package.

ant32 commented on 2015-01-29 15:39

Always try to match the pkgver in your mingw-w64 packages to the pkgver of the corresponding regular packages in the official Arch Linux repos (not the testing repos). This ensures that the cross-compiled software works exactly the same way on Windows without any unexpected bugs. If packages in Arch are out-of-date, there usually is a good reason and you should still follow the Arch version instead of using the most recent upstream release. If the corresponding native package is in the AUR, you need not follow this version policy, as many AUR packages are often orphaned or left unmaintained.

mawe commented on 2015-01-29 13:14

Where does this policy come from? A package is out-of-date if there is a newer stable release available upstream.

Schala commented on 2015-01-28 23:04

Don't flag out of date until the official repo updates

ant32 commented on 2013-08-20 16:41

Could you please add docbook-xml to the makedepends? I'm getting the following if I don't have it installed.

Making all in doc
make[2]: Entering directory `/build/mingw-w64-giflib/src/mingw-w64-giflib-5.0.4-build-i686-w64-mingw32/doc'
xmlto xhtml-nochunks /build/mingw-w64-giflib/src/giflib-5.0.4/doc/gif2raw.xml
xmlto: /build/mingw-w64-giflib/src/giflib-5.0.4/doc/gif2raw.xml does not validate (status 3)
xmlto: Fix document syntax or use --skip-validation option
I/O error : Attempt to load network entity
/build/mingw-w64-giflib/src/giflib-5.0.4/doc/gif2raw.xml:4: warning: failed to load external entity ""
"" []>
I/O error : Attempt to load network entity
warning: failed to load external entity ""
validity error : Could not load the external subset ""
Document /build/mingw-w64-giflib/src/giflib-5.0.4/doc/gif2raw.xml does not validate
make[2]: *** [gif2raw.html] Error 13
make[2]: Leaving directory `/build/mingw-w64-giflib/src/mingw-w64-giflib-5.0.4-build-i686-w64-mingw32/doc'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/build/mingw-w64-giflib/src/mingw-w64-giflib-5.0.4-build-i686-w64-mingw32'
make: *** [all] Error 2

ant32 commented on 2013-06-29 00:51

I could not get this package to compile without first installing docbook-xml. could you add it to the makedepends. has a couple more depends but they are probably not needed?