Package: kodi
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

kodi contains an embedded copy of libsquish:
in tools/depends/native/libsquish-native

I have recently packaged libsquish, and it is now avilable in the archive:

In doing this I examined all the embedded copies, checking them for
changes, and have merged all the extra features into the Debian
package. Thus it should be straighforward to start using the system
library instead of the embedded copy, without any API changes.

The changes have also been sent upstream and will hopefully appear
in libsquish 1.14 at some point.

The kodi version was forked around v1.10 and has some 1.13 features
backported as well as some entirely new functionality (BC4 and BC5
compression format support, BGRA as well as RGBA testure source format
support, pkconfig support, independent pitch and cell size in
textures, and BlockMSE calculation). As all of these are included
as-is in this version.

Debian policy 
say that embedded copies should not be used if the library is available in 
Debian, and gives a bit more background.

I am not familiar with the kodi build system, so have not attempted to
provide a patch as that should be much easier for you, but of course
I'll help if you need some.

The full set of packages affected is:
   - nvidia-texture-tools 1.7 (src/nvtt/squish)
   - 0ad         1.7 (libraries/source/nvtt/src/src/nvtt/squish/)
   - spring      1.10  (rts/lib/squish)
   - openimageio 1.10+ (1.10+metric) (src/dds.imageio/squish)
   - xbmc        1.10+ (1.10+metric/BC45) (lib/libsquish)
   - kodi        1.10+ (1.10+metric/BC45) 
   - mame        1.13+ (BC45) (3rdparty/bgfx/3rdparty/libsquish)

Hope this is useful.


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