[csw-maintainers] Major adjustment of GAR defaults

Geoff Davis gadavis at opencsw.org
Tue Mar 15 18:01:11 CET 2011

On Mar 15, 2011, at 8:30 AM, Philip Brown wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 2:39 AM, Dagobert Michelsen <dam at opencsw.org> wrote:
>> ....
>> I plan to do the update in one large swoop.
>> Thoughts?
> These are all good changes. The only  potential issue, is in somehow
> alerting maintainers on rebuild of a package, "Hey, the behaviour has
> changed since this was last built"
> If gar was changed to be modeled after usual software practices.. with
> explicit "releases"... this would be trivial.
> Then each recipe could trivially contain some kind of [last built for
> GAR v#] marker, and there could be a warning when the gar version is
> bumped.
> Note also, that it would not be desirable to have a warning each and
> every time something is touched in gar; only changes that justify
> bumping the "gar release version" number.

I like this idea. It's currently a bit tough to tell when a big change in behavior to GAR is made.

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