I agree with retiring vil1 as well, however doing so looks to be a much more involved purge than removing vidl1 was (which I did just a few months ago).

On the reason the topic started in the first place, I just pushed a patch to address the libpng15 problem in r34802.  The commit fixed the problem in vil1 as well really out of convenience but I still think we ought to work towards excising it.  We've been using the patch on an internal copy of VXL for a while now as several of our developers run on "bleeding edge" Linux distributions (ArchLinux, Gentoo, Fedora, etc.) so this has been affecting many of us here at KW for some time.  I just haven't gotten around to pushing it upstream until now.


- Chuck

-- "Mathematicians are tools for turning coffee grounds into formulas.", Paul Erdos


On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM, Joseph Mundy <mundy@lems.brown.edu> wrote:
I would be willing to "cleanse" vil1 from vgui. However, that will likely
break the oxl repository in many places. Should all the vil1/vgui stuff in
oxl be removed as well?

-----Original Message-----
From: Amitha Perera [mailto:amitha@thepereras.org]
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 8:00 AM
To: Gehua Yang
Cc: vxl-users@lists.sourceforge.net; Vxl-maintainers; Sean McBride
Subject: Re: [Vxl-maintainers] [Vxl-users] dashboard error, wrong libpng

On 3/28/2012 3:12 PM, Gehua Yang wrote:
> vil1 seems to be affected as well.  Taking this chance,  I wonder how
> many people are still using vil1.  If few people do, I may consider
> not to upgrade vil1.

My own view is that vil1 is well past its expiration date.   However,
there are probably (unused) compatibility functions in places like vgui
that would need to be cleaned up if vil1 is removed.

I'm not sure I like the idea of leaving in a purposefully "broken" vil1:
either it should be updated or removed.

Amitha.


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