[Slackbuilds-users] Are we there yet?

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Nov 24 05:17:24 UTC 2013

On Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:14:36 +0000
David Spencer <baildon.research at googlemail.com> wrote:

> >> graphics/shotwell: Removed (build failure)
> The root cause (at least, before its deps were upgraded) is the latest
> version of LibRaw (which I maintain).
> We need an older version of shotwell because of gnome deps yadda yadda
> yadda.  But the older versions of Shotwell don't build with newer
> versions of LibRaw.
> We can drop back to an older version of LibRaw, but other packages
> also depend on LibRaw, and those packages would thereby lose support
> for newer cameras. This would be unpopular with people who love shiny
> new cameras.
> I haven't retried the various older versions of shotwell since the
> deps were refreshed in master, so I'll make another attempt to see if
> shotwell can be rescued.
> Or people could learn to live without shotwell, which seems to be
> extraordinarily big for something so feature-poor ;-)

Given the choices, I think the route to take is the latter :-)

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