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FS#42101 - [clutter] Please allow API patch to allow updating libinput version to >= 0.4.0

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Alain Kalker (ackalker) - Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 15:13 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Thursday, 25 September 2014, 15:01 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



Trying to build [1], I discovered that Arch's libinput version is too old to build that:

$ pacman -Q libinput
libinput 0.2.0-1

Clutter appears to be the only package in the official repos which depends on it:

$ pactree -d1 -rs libinput

My request: please enable updating libinput to a more recent version by applying an API fix patch to Clutter.
AFAICT most if not all changes are already upstream[2], and a patch which should apply cleanly to the version in Arch is at [3] in [4].
The update will not only allow building toy projects, but will also allow weston and any other Wayland compositors using libinput to benefit from bug fixes etc.
Several other distributions are building Clutter with similar patches.

Thanks in advance.

[2]: [clutter/clutter-1.20] evdev: Update after libinput API changes :

Additional info:
* package version(s)
clutter 1.18.4-1
* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 15:01 GMT
Reason for closing:  Deferred
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 15:24 GMT
Gnome 3.14 is supposed to be released today, and will bring compatibility to newer versions of libinput. In fact, libinput 0.6 is in the gnome-unstable repo right now.
Comment by Alain Kalker (ackalker) - Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 15:28 GMT
Today?? What a coincidence :)