Bug 544720

Summary: Wordpress bundles libraries
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: David Nalley <david>
Component: wordpressAssignee: Gwyn Ciesla <limburgher>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: adrian, john, limburgher, tklingenberg
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Description David Nalley 2009-12-06 01:38:03 EST
while working on packaging an update to Zikula I noted that wordpress bundles php-gettext (wp-includes/gettext.php) While there, I also noted that it at least bundles Snoopy and SimplePie (zikula also bundled them) 

In addition, there appear to be numerous other bundled libraries in the wp-includes directory. 

Comment 1 Adrian Reber 2010-02-04 05:02:40 EST
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-08-04 11:00:44 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 4 Gwyn Ciesla 2010-08-11 12:42:20 EDT
3.0.1 which does not bundle gettext and simplepie is in rawhide.  I'm investigating others.
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Comment 6 Tom Klingenberg 2011-04-18 07:30:08 EDT
Just a reminder: The "libraries" bundled with wordpress are most often modified versions of existing mainstream code.

Keep in mind that wordpress

 - prefers very old libraries
 - re-writes code in those as needed
 - does not report bugs/changes upstream (e.g. as seen with KSES)
 - for some libraries mainstream is even already dead

I have to few packaging experience to give a more concrete hint about how to deal with that, but I thought the information at least is helpful.
Comment 7 Matěj Cepl 2011-06-02 09:36:02 EDT
I believe that this has been fixed sometime before wordpress-3.1.3-3.fc16 (for all currently supported distributions). If you disagree go ahead and reopen this bug with additional information.