[csw-maintainers] Build systems usage

Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski maciej at opencsw.org
Fri Jul 31 19:34:45 CEST 2009

[splitting the thread]

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 5:47 PM, Philip Brown<phil at bolthole.com> wrote:
> 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
>  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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