[gst-devel] Proposal to update glib, flex, bison and liboil dependencies
slomo at circular-chaos.org
Fri Mar 21 14:06:25 CET 2008
I'd like to propose to bump some dependencies, now that the new releases
We already agreed on IRC to update the glib requirement to 2.12. This
will allow use to remove some duplicated code that is in glib now too
and brings use (among other things)
- base64 encoding/decoding
- g_intern_string / g_intern_static_string
- G_GUINT64_CONSTANT (which I'm sure we already use)
b) flex and bison:
I'd like to depend on bison >= 1.875 and flex >= 2.5.31. These
versions are available since a very, very long time now already
and actually required to build our parser (and -good/gst/goom).
Currently we have a very ugly hack to use pre-generated parser
sources if no flex/bison is available or only too old versions.
This hack has some timestamp problems it seems.
I'd like to depend on liboil >= 0.3.14, i.e. the latest version.
First of all I want to use oil_scalarmultiply_f64_ns() in volume
which was added with that version and then this new version seems
to work fine on many architectures and has many bugs fixed and
Platforms that are known to work (i.e. testsuite passes):
- Linux (alpha, amd64, arm, arm-eabi, hppa, x86, ia64, m68k, mips,
mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc)
- GNU/kFreeBsd amd64/x86
Would be nice if someone could test on Windows and Mac OS X too.
If nobody has objections for any of these I'll update the requirements
in CVS on Monday.
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