Patch to support libmarblewidget-qt5

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Fri Apr 24 10:41:37 PDT 2015

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:07:18PM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> > For that reason we have our own fork of Marble from which we build a much
> > smaller custom libssrfmarblewidget... Subsurface 4.5 will require that
> > library and has it's name hardcoded. Of course, Subsurface being open
> > source a determined maintainer could easily work around that :-)
> > 
> > Similarly, we have our own version of libdivecomputer that includes some
> > changes that upstream wasn't ready to take and that improve the user
> > experience. We document that behavior in our user manual and it's
> > confusing to the user if this isn't what happens.
> thanks.
> These are good reasons to justify fedora packaging use the bundled 
> components then.  I'll see if I can help make that happen.  If successful, 
> would that mean you'd withdraw your request that fedora not ship subsurface?

Different distributions have responded differently to the way we package
Subsurface. Arch Linux is shipping a package built with the same custom
libraries that we recommend people use. Ubuntu has stopped upgrading
Subsurface but still offers a way outdated version to it's users (not
quite sure how that's helpful) - I actually just filed a but with them :-)

If Fedora were to use the two custom libraries that I mention to build the
official Fedora package that would of course mean that I'm withdrawing the
request to drop Subsurface.

Thanks for your help!


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