standard dependancy system
talex5 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 10:24:59 PST 2007
On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 13:50:27 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Ven 23 novembre 2007 13:18, Patryk Zawadzki a écrit :
>> 2007/11/23, Stanislav Brabec <sbrabec at suse.cz>:
>>> Preparing thousands of packages, I am often thinking about a generic
>>> package description as well.
>>> I can imagine such standard dependency system one level lower: In the
>>> package source level.
> Yay for yet another layer of poorly defined dependencies that will go
> stale faster than you say poof and that will have to be maintained by
> packagers anyway
I don't think anyone's arguing against having a 'packager' specify the
dependencies, as long as they do it by sending a patch to the upstream
project, for inclusion in the main source repository.
Producing software needs input from many people: programmers, artists,
translators, testers, packagers and writers. All of these people can (and
should) submit their input to the upstream project, rather than each
creating their own little fork with just their bit added.
Dr Thomas Leonard http://rox.sourceforge.net
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