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Only third-party applications previously compiled against giflib-4.x will need to be ported/recompiled.
 
 
 
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== How To Test ==

Revision as of 23:38, 22 January 2018

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Change Proposal Name GifLib5

Summary

Update the giflib package to the latest giflib-5.x version (currently 5.1.4).

Owner

  • Name: Sandro Mani
  • Email: manisandro@gmail.com
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 28
  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

Update the giflib package to the latest giflib-5.x version (currently 5.1.4) and rebuild all dependencies. giflib-4.x is long since obsolete, and some packages are starting to drop support for giflib-4.x (i.e. leptonica). The update is being tested in this COPR repo.

Benefit to Fedora

Ship the latest giflib version.


Scope

  • Proposal owners:

- Rebuild all dependencies, possibly with some minor patching (porting, if necessary, is usually trivial, i.e.

-	DGifOpenFileName(fullname)
+	DGifOpenFileName(fullname, NULL)

-	DGifCloseFile(GifFile)
+	DGifCloseFile(GifFile, NULL)

-    DGifOpenFileHandle(fh);
+    DGifOpenFileHandle(fh, NULL);


  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Dependencies

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

If the upgrade test fully succeeds in COPR, it will be applied to rawhide and F28. Otherwise, the upgrade won't be performed.

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product

Documentation

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes

Fedora now ships the latest giflib-5.x release.