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From Don Lewis <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Release 4.2: General Topics
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:50:42 GMT
On 24 Aug, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Hello;
>> Here is my list:
>>   * Update bundled redland / rasqal / raptor to fix a CVE.  This is
>>     currently in progress.  The FreeBSD port has been using the system
>>     versions of the latest and greatest.
> This is difficult because of dependencies between the three and the way
> the configure scripts are tied together :(.

Yes, I can confirm that it is a huge PITA.

>>   * Updated bundled serf to fix a CVE and a WebDAV issue.  The FreeBSD
>>     port has been using the system version of the latest and greatest.
> Agreed, this is important.
>>   * [low priority] Update bundled vigra.  This version is no longer
>>     available upstream.  It is used by the basebmp module, but I don't
>>     know what it is used for or how to test it.  I believe only the
>>     headers are used.  The FreeBSD port uses the latest and greatest
>>     version and I haven't heard of any problems.
> We are using the latest version that does NOT use CMake. TBH, the
> update is probably not worth it.

We do't actually build it.  We just unpack it and grab the headers from
the source.  This is what we've got in its



>>   * [low priority] Updated bundled CoinMP.  There has been an API
>>     change, which prevents the FreeBSD port from using the system
>>     version.  Difficulty unknown ...
> This is important, I was unaware of it. Sadly, I don't think I will
> have time for it before the release.
> While here ... In Kay's list there is BZ 123975, an update to Python 3.
> As stated in the BZ issue, this is not convenient at this time: we
> have tried hard to keep compatibility with and updating
> further would put that at risk.
> Also the new Python versions upgraded the build scripts for Windows,
> which may require more work for our build system.
> Somewhere in the distant future... we should also update ICU.

Yes.  I've looked at that and it looks difficult.  Something else that
falls in that category is silgraphite -> graphite2.

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