[php-maint] Bug#321237: Bug#321237: Bug#321237: Bug#321237: Other related issues

Ondřej Surý ondrej at debian.org
Thu Dec 2 16:19:05 UTC 2010

The most information I got was from comments by Pierre Joye in:

And there was also bug in the compatibility layer
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=543496 which I fixed
in our release.

Anyway Pierre, it looks like the documentation on php.net is lacking
the information about using the compat layer in PHP 5.3. (At least I
wasn't able to find it.)

So here's the short summary of what I know:

PHP 5.3.x branch includes a compatibility layer which adds some (not
all) missing functions when not using the bundled GD library. You can
see the list of added functions in libgd/gd_compat.h.

There are few (four) functions which are still missing (taken from php_gd.h):

There is also an ongoing work (well last commit was 3 month ago, but
still better than last release in 2007) on libgd 2.1.x, there's an
issue tracker on libgd.org, and the main repository is at:


But I don't know if libgd 2.1 has set any release date or if they
actually aim for the release.


On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 16:34, Raphael Geissert <geissert at debian.org> wrote:
> On 2 December 2010 09:14, Abdoulaye Siby <asiby at ideeclic.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for answering... but ... Geez. For crying out lout! I was only
>> filling this report out of good faith hoping to help fixing a problem and
> Your email didn't add quite much to the report ;), but thanks for
> sending it anyway.
> The "problem" we (as maintainers) perceive with those emails is that
> they don't add much to the discussion and they tend to be seen as
> noise.
> Ondřej, do you think it's worth setting the bug's summary to your
> email? (I honestly haven't followed up on gd for a while now, so I
> didn't know about the changes you mentioned.)
> Cheers,
> --
> Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
> www.debian.org - get.debian.net
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