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Subject: Re: Archos devices: time to let them rest?

Re: Archos devices: time to let them rest?

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:47:53 +0100

Am 12.02.2014 12:02, schrieb Marcin Bukat:
> I also agree that 3.14 will not offer significant new features -
> in fact some was removed so it keeps building - so that 3.13
> should be the recommended build even if we made a 3.13 for them.
> We should continue to offer this build for download and welcome
> contributors to backport fixes (or even features if they like)
> into a separate branch.
> The master branch should be relived from the ongoing burden of
> maintaining their build. But yea, we probably shouldn't go and
> remove all the hwcodec build until after 3.14 so that we can offer
> a lots of commits for potential backport up to an easy-to-rember
> point in time.
> So You basically propose to mark 3.13 as the last stable for archos,
> and start cleaning after 3.14? Well, there were some important
> bugfixes in theme engine after 3.13 (I don't know how relevant from
> the achos POV though).
> MB

Well, I remember two important bug fixes, and both don't affect hwcodec
(radioart and fore/background color related, both not a thing on
charcell/monochrome). Are there more?

Anyway we can sure backport these, but attempting 3.14 for hwcodec will
most likely result in a less featured build on those because stuff needs
to be disabled to keep them building these days.

PS: It was originally Franks proposal :)

Best regards.
Received on 2014-02-12

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