Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211796
update to newer release of xfig
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:46 EST
Description of problem:
The xfig version shipped in fedora is quite old. The development
of xfig is now on the 'alpha' release which don't seem to be
alpha except in the name. They are many bugfixes in the
so-called 'alpha' version, backporting all of them seems
unusefull to me, and there are also some new features. Given
the scope of fedora I can't see why those versions shouldn't be
used. debian uses the 'alpha' releases, even for debian stable,
like mandriva. I don't know if I found latest suse srpms but
the one I found used backporting instead of the alpha.
In any case the fedora xfig is the most out-of-date.
More fundamentaly I am not convinced that xfig is interesting
enough for fedora core developpers, and maybe this would be a
good candidate for extras? (transfig is a build dependency
for some packages in core, so cannot easily go in extras).
If you agree with updating to the 'alpha' release I allready
have investigated which patch have been integrated, which
ones need to be rebased and I also have collected interesting
patches and ideas from other distros, i could easily provide
I also have an updated transfig, so I could also provide
updated patches and spec.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
i will ask the author whether the alpha version is stable enough too be
included in FC7. It would be geat if you could attach updated patches and spec
in the case if we add alpha version. Thanks
Moving to 'devel' for F7 consideration.
xfig has been updated to the latest release, closing.