[csw-maintainers] Buildbot

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Fri Jul 31 23:20:33 CEST 2009

Excerpts from Philip Brown's message of Fri Jul 31 14:41:08 -0400 2009:

> I think applying the patch should be part of "get source", and there should
> not be a mandated separate one.

Ok.  For a 'broad strokes' approach, that would be acceptable, imo.
(This implies that the 'fetch' step would also encompass 'extract'
which is fine.)

> > 3. I'd then say both 'build' and 'package' should be individually
> >    callable steps....
> > 4. A 'clean' target is always a good thing to support.
> > 5. A set of variables should be honoured by any Makefile such that a
> >    build system knows where to find outputs.

> I think this is making it too complicated.
> It needs to be *simple*,for most widespread use.

Ok, as long as there is some sort of convention where automated files
could expect to find their outputs.  The Variable approach lets the
tool set that as it desires, which makes changing it somewhat easier,
but as long as good choices were made up front...

Are you suggesting that a build step separate from package is also too
much though?  I think that is an important distinction, but arguments
to the contrary are welcome.

Ben Walton
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