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Subject: Re: [libftdi-1.0] [PATCH] bug fix for async write and read

From: Yi-Shin Li <ysli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: libftdi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:30:48 +0800
Hello Xiaofan,

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Xiaofan Chen <xiaofanc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 7:54 AM, Yi-Shin Li <ysli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:34 PM, Thomas Jarosch
> <thomas.jarosch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
>> We are currently discussing the removal of autoconf from libftdi 1.x,
>> so I'm going to delay that part of the patch if you don't mind.
> That's okay. Just so you know that I use autoconf together with pbuilder to
> generate Debian binary packages.

From what I see, libftdi-1.0 has not made into any of the distros. For
example, Debian has only libftdi 0.18 in the unstable branch (sid).
The package name is kind of consusing though since it is named
as libftdi1 (version 0.18-1).

One thing that I think that may cause further integration of libftdi-1.0
into distros is that it is supposedly to be total replacement of
libftdi so they can not coexist together. And they actually
depend on different packages (libusb-0.1 and libusb-1.0).

A initial release of Debian binary package scripts for libftdi-1.0 was submitted. It is as another series of [PATCH].

Maybe it is time to rename the libftdi-1.0 binaries to
libftdi-1.0.{so, dll, a, dll.a} and rename the header file
to libftdi.h, similar to libusb-1.0. In that case, it can
coexist with the current libftdi and the distros can easily
add it in without affecting the original libftdi package.

 This work is important. Though, it has not done yet.


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