[csw-maintainers] Buildbot

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Fri Jul 31 18:47:57 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 01:25:01PM +0200, Dagobert Michelsen wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Am 31.07.2009 um 12:31 schrieb Peter FELECAN:
>> All my packages are outside gar. The source code comes from my home
>> directory...
> - Is there a specific reason why you are not using GAR? Without GAR it  
> is
>   hard to do teams, takeover, knowledge sharing, consistent packages,  
> etc.

I will point out that there are two things, currently intertwined, that
dont neccessarily HAVE to be. that being:

1. our "source tree"
2. our "GAR build system"

If there were a simplified published API, for the source tree, that would
accept and interface build systems other than gar, then perhaps Peter F
(and "others" *cough*) would be more inclined to check their stuff into it.

for example, if there were a flat namespace in the source tree, and if it
were always possible to do

cd mgar/pkg/softwarename
  #and then one or more of
  make package
  (?make clean?)

Define an absolute top-level "API" that doesnt require GAR, and you might
see more stuff in there, even from the "GAR-o-phobes"
Right now, you have sort of a defacto one from GAR usage. But you havent
formally stated, "as long as you follow [this API], its ok even if you're
not using gar]"

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