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FS#34238 - [python2-imaging] Switch from PIL to Pillow

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by François (Spip) - Saturday, 09 March 2013, 23:37 GMT
Last edited by Kyle Keen (keenerd) - Sunday, 06 October 2013, 20:11 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Kyle Keen (keenerd)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The actual package uses the original project PIL.
However, a "friendly fork" raised and actively maintains the library.
Extra explanations are available there:
Moreover, It is compatible with python3, which is the default in arch.

For instance, Fedora plans to use pillow. See

Source code can be downloaded there:

Thank you.
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Closed by  Kyle Keen (keenerd)
Sunday, 06 October 2013, 20:11 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by François (Spip) - Thursday, 05 September 2013, 05:46 GMT

I add this link which might help:
Comment by Kyle Keen (keenerd) - Sunday, 15 September 2013, 01:03 GMT
My apologies for the delay. It seems to be working great as a drop in replacment. For now I am leaving python2-imaging in the main repos. In a few days (assuming everything works with Pillow), python2-imaging will be moved to the AUR and this bug will be closed.
Comment by György Balló (City-busz) - Sunday, 15 September 2013, 05:45 GMT
Some packages are need to be patched, so I created a TODO list:
Comment by György Balló (City-busz) - Sunday, 15 September 2013, 06:05 GMT
I moved python2-pillow from [community] to [community-staging] to avoid problems.
Comment by François (Spip) - Sunday, 15 September 2013, 09:23 GMT
Thanks for taking care of that :)
Comment by François (Spip) - Sunday, 22 September 2013, 20:40 GMT
All packages in the TODO list are fixed.

Comment by François (Spip) - Sunday, 06 October 2013, 19:47 GMT
I think the bug can be closed now... Many thanks.