[Pkg-libburnia-devel] Bug#612302: xorriso: Newer upstream release available

George Danchev danchev at spnet.net
Mon Feb 7 19:02:17 UTC 2011

On Monday 07 February 2011 17:06:50 you wrote:

> xorriso 1.0.0 is available, and it's needed if you want to build Debian CD
> like the official one that we just released for Squeeze.
> It's a pity that Squeeze doesn't have the required version but better late
> than never.

Yes, I know, and perhaps I need to provide some explanations after that.

Some background: currently Debian images for x86 and amd64 are being produced 
by the latest version of GNU xorriso [1], which is not in Debian archive (not 
even meant to be) and is a project which accumulates the latest libburnia-
project libraries -  libburn, libisofs, libisoburn, and libjte [2] in one 
single tarball to ease the development/test cycles during the last months.

All of the above (except libjte [2]) are found in Debian archive as separate 
source and resp. their binary packages, certainly outdated upstream versions 
because of the squeeze freeze. Libjte is Steve's code initially stuffed into 
genisoimage, which was beefed up by Thomas and me and it now shaped an 
independent library. Our latest plans [3] are to merge libjte into jigit 
package upstream, and upload that jigit version for Debian as well. Then we 
can start uploading latest libburn, libisofs (will need libjte) and 

> Can you package the latest upstream version in sid?
> Thank you.

Certainly. But first, we have some house-keeping to complete [3]
(I'm sorry we didn't manage to complete all tasks in time and make it for the 
squeeze release)

[1] http://www.gnu.org/software/xorriso/
[2] svn http://svn.openfmi.net/dev/people/danchev/jte
[3] http://people.debian.org/~danchev/xorriso/theplan

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