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Re: KiCAD nightly builds for Arch
Just out of curiosity, would kicad-nightly eventually make it into Arch
Linux community repository soon, or remain as an AUR package?
On Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 1:01 AM Rachel Mant <kicad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Seth,
> Much appreciated. My GitLab username is "DX-MON" (minus the quotes).
> I have not yet created a repo for the scripts, but I can get that done
> in fairly short order.
> I imagine it'll be easiest if I push directly to gitlab.com as then
> the repo can be transferred in or so.
> The repo will be located at
> https://gitlab.com/DX-MON/kicad-arch-builder and the two AUR repos
> it'll reference are https://aur.archlinux.org/kicad-nightly.git and
> https://aur.archlinux.org/kicad-library-nightly.git as you have
> already found.
> Combining the approaches is definitely going to be an interesting
> challenge! I look forward to working with Nick on this.
> Quoting Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > Hi Rachel and Nick-
> > Nick is the current maintainer of kicad-git in AUR. But this isn't
> > currently tracked in our packaging repositories. Because of this, I can
> > see why suggesting a new package to the list would make sense.
> > There is certainly room in the packaging subproject for the Arch
> > I've looked them both over and the two packages take different
> > There may be good reasons for Arch users to prefer to use one over the
> > other. Ideally, we would keep a single "official" AUR set. But this
> > should be in the packaging project.
> > So, for now, let's bring both package sets into the kicad-arch packaging
> > group and we can work out the best way to support our arch users.
> > Rachel, please send me your GitLab username and the link to the git
> > repository where you are currently keeping your scripts (or the tarball
> > there's no repository yet). Nick, I think you have permission in the
> > packaging group to create the kicad-git repository.
> > Thank you again Rachel for offering to help contribute to KiCad. We look
> > forward to working with you.
> > -Seth
> >  https://gitlab.com/kicad/packaging/kicad-arch
> > On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 4:27 AM Nick Østergaard <oe.nick@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> Hi Rachel
> >> I wonder why you wouldn't just propose the changes to the maintainer of
> >> kicad-git in AUR.
> >> I didn't review your scripts, but that is where I woukd start.
> >> fre. 23. okt. 2020 12.32 skrev <kicad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> >>> Hi folks,
> >>> I recently got fed up enough of not having a parallel installable
> >>> nightly for Arch that I could use at the same time as release KiCAD so
> >>> I could toy with new features and yet still keep my main projects in
> >>> 5.x format, so I put in the effort to create a set of PKGBUILD files
> >>> for such a nightly.
> >>> The result of this are the two sets of packages on the AUR known as
> >>> kicad-nightly and kicad-library-nightly. However, updating these is
> >>> presently a touch unwieldy and I wish to put together a meta-repo with
> >>> my scripts for updating the packages.
> >>> To this end, I'm seeking a packaging repo on GitLab such as
> >>> `kicad-arch-builder`, and possibly a couple of mirroring repos for
> >>> each of the two AUR packages, if that is possible please?
> >>> Many thanks,
> >>> Rachel.
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