Gentoo Websites Logo
Go to: Gentoo Home Documentation Forums Lists Bugs Planet Store Wiki Get Gentoo!

Bug 652672

Summary: media-libs/vips restore package in the tree (ebuild rewrite required)
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: ta2002 <throw_away_2002>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Default Assignee for New Packages <maintainer-wanted>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: enhancement CC: jstein, kamensky.fb, steffen.weber
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description ta2002 2018-04-06 11:31:44 UTC
This was in the tree at least from 2005 (possibly before) up until about five years ago when it suddenly disappeared (and I can't seem to find the reason it did).

Home page:

https://github.com/jcupitt/libvips

Why this is useful (1):

https://github.com/jcupitt/libvips/wiki/Speed-and-memory-use

Why this is useful (2):

It is one of the very few programs available for linux that supports .heic (HEVC).
Comment 1 Harri Nieminen (Moiman) 2018-04-06 12:13:42 UTC
Here is reason why it was removed

# Pacho Ramos <pacho@gentoo.org> (28 Dec 2017)
# A major version bump is needed (#412447), fails with multilib-strict
# (#613542), not compatible with newer imagemagick (#619514), cannot be
# downloaded (#635566). Removal in a month.
media-libs/vips
media-gfx/nip2
Comment 2 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2018-04-06 14:23:38 UTC
Please have a look at these ebuilds
http://gpo.zugaina.org/media-libs/vips

test, report and improve them.
I suggest to work hand in hand with the overlay maintainer at first.

As soon as someone provides a clean ebuild and wants to maintain it, we can reintroduce it to the tree.