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Re: Packaging software without forking


On 3 January 2013 14:38, William A. Rowe Jr. <wmrowe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I just caught up your with your note, Mateusz...

No problem, there is no rush...

> 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,

I'm not experienced with RPM system myself,
but it looks similar indeed.

> 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.

Yes, indeed.

I'm really looking forward to kickstarting with my own packages.

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net