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Bug 652672 - media-libs/vips restore package in the tree (ebuild rewrite required)
Summary: media-libs/vips restore package in the tree (ebuild rewrite required)
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
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Reported: 2018-04-06 11:31 UTC by ta2002
Modified: 2019-09-25 08:56 UTC (History)
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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.