[csw-maintainers] Rewiring dependencies

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Thu Jan 26 19:43:49 CET 2012

Hi Peter,

Am 26.01.2012 um 17:57 schrieb Peter FELECAN:
> Dagobert Michelsen <dam at opencsw.org> writes:
>> As we are facing massive rebuild times not only due to dependency updates
>> but also Solaris 11 I have some more radical ideas:
> Solaris 11 ?

Yes. An IPS backend is in the works. unstable11s and unstable11x are
already available and bootstrapped with OpenCSW SysV-packages.
It is possible to produce SysV-packages on Solaris 11 too with GAR.

>> 2. Activate buildbot again
> Does it work ?

It did work in the past and asynchronously running lots of builds
with automatic bumping could save a lot of work.

>> 3. Enhanced package hierarchy
>> Add one more directory catalog/ in a package directory besides branches/, tags/ and trunk/
>> which contains a subdirectory for each catalog a package is in. This ensures easy
>> bugfixing in named catalogs and use auto-build packages for propagation in the catalog.
> Cannot be tag == catalog ?

A tag is for me something immutable (at least logically), but we could also
add it to branches. Having a separate directory makes it IMHO more clear as it
is not "just a branch" and another dir on this level won't hurt.

Best regards

  -- Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896

More information about the maintainers mailing list