On 06/06/2012 12:39, Alex Valavanis wrote:
Just wondering what the official position is on the 0.47.x branch.
number of bug reports have been filed recently about build failures
with recent versions of Glib, Poppler etc. At the moment, we list
0.47.x as being supported , but as far as I know, we have no plans
to backport any fixes for the build failures, so it isn't actually
usable on current linux distros. As such, would it be appropriate to
"retire" the branch and encourage users to upgrade to 0.48.x?
The mentioned reports  with patches had been filed without specifying
which version/branch they are based on - with comments like
"This patch is needed when compiling with GCC 4.5 and newer."
Neither the current release branch 0.48.x nor current trunk need any of
these patches  - hence my assumption about them being based on
Inkscape 0.47, even more so since one of the patches was a 1:1 copy of
the diff supplied with the relevant earlier bug report (which had been
filed against Inkscape 0.47, and fixed with the release of 0.48).
Maybe I closed the reports prematurely as duplicates of earlier ones,
but based on my experience we get such reports about build failures
(with poppler, mostly) or patches from users who checked out the old
source tree from SVN at sourceforge.net
- mistaking it as current trunk.
The links on inkscape.org
had been updated quite some time ago to refer
to the BZR repository at launchpad.net
for the current sources. There
might be a few outdated pages in the wiki which still mention SVN at
- those usually get updated whenever noticed or someone reports
it on irc or in the bug tracker.
 for convenience -> direct links to the individual reports:
Bug #1008101 "new glib (2.32+) patch"
Bug #1008103 "new libpng patch"
Bug #1008104 "new poppler (0.12.2+) patch"
Bug #1008107 "new poppler (0.15.1+) patch"
Bug #1008108 "new gcc (4.5+) patch"
 only exception: the fix for building with libpng 1.5+ still needs to
be backported to 0.48.x, which is properly tagged in the relevant