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Re: Packaging software without forking


I just caught up your with your note, Mateusz...

On 12/7/2012 8:16 PM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> In my opinion, the great power of the ABS is that it takes a simple
> PKGBUILD file to
> perform all steps required by the process of building a package.
> No explicit downloading, no forking, no maintenance.
> If any changes need to be applied to a packaged software, they are
> maintained as patches
> (changes to source code) or additional files (e.g. VS solution files,
> makefiles, etc.).

Sounds very close to -src.rpm packages, and if coapp can't do this yet,
it sounds like a worthy design goal for the 1.99/2.0 flavor, particularly
with the visual studio 'lite' editions available at no/low cost.

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