From: Todd Zullinger <tmz@...>
Bill Yerazunis wrote:
> Speaking of which, would it be possible to get the Powers That Be to
> migrate said new gtkpod/libgpod (and gtk+-2) packages into the
> Ubuntu and/or Fedora package trees?
As the maintainer of gtkpod and co-maintainer of libgpod for Fedora, I
can tell you that this won't happen until new gtkpod and libgpod
releases are made. Certainly not for the stable Fedora releases. And
even after the stable releases are made, it might not get pushed right
away, since many maintainers frown on pushing libraries with ABI
changes to the stable releases (for good reason). Personally, I try
to argue that a library like libgpod is the type of library where an
exception to this policy is warranted since libgpod a) doesn't have
all that many apps that depend on it; and b) significantly improves
the capabilities of the applications that use it. We'll see how I
fare with that position once libgpod 0.7.0 (or whatever it ends up
being numbered) is released.
Yeah... this is probably one of those exception/edge cases, where
the current state is worse-than-not-working, in that if you take
a _working_ iPod classic and plug it in, the stable version _breaks_
the ipod. Not quite bricking; you can recover it, but until
you find a machine with either the upgraded gtkpod/libgpod or
a Windows iTunes machine, it's totally useless.
For rawhide, it would be possible, but I seriously doubt it's worth
the hassle of rebuilding all the packages in the distro that depend on
libgpod -- seeing that rawhide at this time probably isn't what you
want to be running for a stable desktop.
I'm on vacation this week, but when I return I can see about building
packages for gtkpod and libgpod from subversion for F8 and F9. Ping
me on irc (tmz) or email me if you want to remind me in a week or so.
Thanks! I've been running the Subversion version on FC7 for ages now,
and had no problems, so I guess it's really pretty good.
- Bill Yerazunis