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Re: Bug#888891: ITP: odp -- OpenDataPlane reference implementation library




On Wed, 2018-01-31 at 19:04 +0300, Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 2018-01-31 17:37 GMT+03:00 Luca Boccassi <bluca@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> > On Wed, 2018-01-31 at 00:05 +0300, Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov wrote:
> > > Package: wnpp
> > > Severity: wishlist
> > > Owner: Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov <dbaryshkov@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > 
> > > * Package name    : odp
> > >   Version         : 1.17.0.0
> > >   Upstream Author : Linaro <lng-odp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > * URL             : http://www.opendataplane.org/
> > > * License         : BSD 3-clause
> > >   Programming Lang: C
> > >   Description     : OpenDataPlane reference implementation
> > > library
> > > 
> > > OpenDataPlane (ODP) project is an open-source, cross-platform set
> > > of
> > > application programming interfaces (APIs) for the networking
> > > software
> > > defined data plane.
> > > 
> > > ODP embraces and extends existing proprietary, optimized vendor-
> > > specific
> > > hardware blocks and software libraries to provide
> > > interoperability
> > > with
> > > minimal overhead.
> > > 
> > > I'm one of contributors to the ODP project, so packaging will be
> > > maintained closely with package upstream. Wartan Hachaturov
> > > agreed to
> > > be
> > > a sponsor for this package.
> > 
> > Hello Dmitry,
> > 
> > AFAIK ODP supports DPDK - are you going to enable it?
> 
> Yes, we are going to have DPDK enabled.

Great!

> > We have been shipping DPDK in Debian since Stretch, tracking
> > upstream
> > LTS releases. We also provide a pkg-config file (libdpdk.pc) so
> > it's a
> > bit easier than vanilla support for rdepends.
> 
> Unfortunately other distributions don't ship pkg-config file. We'll
> probably stick
> to traditional way of handling DPDK. It is regularly tested in
> Travis, so there
> should be no issues there.

Ok fair enough, but note that it was added upstream with the new meson-
based build system that will debut in 18.02 - I made sure it was
compatible with what we have been shipping in Ubuntu and Debian so in
the future it will be usable universally.

-- 
Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

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