[pkg-GD-devel] status on libgd stuff?

Pierre pierre.php at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 05:35:01 UTC 2007

On 8/12/07, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
> >> following files contains a copyright note different from earlier relea=
> ses:
> >>
> >> FindFontconfig.cmake
> >> FindPNG.cmake
> >> FindPTHREAD.cmake
> >> FindXPM.cmake
> >> TestForHighBitCharacters.cmake
> >> TestForStandardHeaderwait.cmake
> > All these files should not be distributed.
> Why do you do it, then?

What I mean is that you don't have to distribute them, they are only
required to build the test suites. 2.1.x will use them as well as main
building scripts (auto* will still be supported).

> >> I do understand that Sean is (or has been) involved in the upstream
> >> development of GD. I do not want to get involved in that. For the
> >> packaging of GD for Debian I intend to mainly grab your officially
> >> released tarballs and build Debian packages from that.
> >=20
> > You got it wrong. We are not talking about upstream but about what
> > will be packaged/distributed in debian.
> > What I like to have will be committed in the php-gd repository in
> > debian cvs. There is a submodule there which will be used to create
> > the patches and all Sean need for the packaging. Doing this way make
> > our work (Sean and me) easier while keeping the quality as an
> > acceptable level.
> What *will* be packaged/distributed for Debian is what *we* (Debian
> developers, currently Sean and I) choose to package/distribute, not what
> you (upstream GD developers) choose to put in some repository of yours.

You are now getting seriously on my nerves by repeating endlessly the
same thing. Please stop. I am NOT talking about upstream but about
Debian ONLY.

The repository I refer to is in  Debian's php-gd, nothing to do with
libgd's CVS repository. See

I'm now part of the php-gd development team, which is now the
maintainers of the GD package, if you like to help us in the new
repository, you are welcome.

If you have any questions about how we work or what's our plans, we
will happy to answer.


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