Proposed changes to the xorg archive
daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Nov 28 01:48:33 PST 2006
Thanks for doing this.
On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 01:03:29AM -0500, Kevin E Martin wrote:
> Since the X11R7.0 release, several people have asked for some changes to
> how our archive is organized. The main complaints were:
> - Not everyone uses the branded packages from the various releases
> (i.e., the packages with the release version in the package name), and
> with the large number of packages, it is not easy to directly download
> or even find the unbranded packages.
I guess this might reflect a general apathy towards branded packages; is
there really much point in having two very, very subtly different
versions of every package?
> - For the minor releases, it is also not possible to tell if a package
> had been deprecated.
We could have a 'deprecated-since-x.y.txt' in the x.y+1 directory.
> - The absolute symlinks made mirroring the archive difficult.
Or impossible: we can't even 'mirror' it across a bind mount to our
> archive/X11R7.1/src/update/app \
> /src/update/data \
> /src/update/doc \
> /src/update/driver \
> /src/update/font > Official branded files that
> /src/update/lib / have been updated and are
> /src/update/proto / included in this minor
> /src/update/util / release
> /src/update/xserver /
I really like the src/update, and src/, idea.
> Also, since I have put quite a bit of time and thought into the archive
> organization and feel strongly that it should be actively maintained, I
> would like to volunteer to be the archive maintainer.
> If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. If I don't
> hear any loud complaints, I'll go ahead and update the official archive
> in the next few days and take over maintenance of the archive.
Looks good, thanks a lot. I don't think you'll find much competition
for archive maintainer, please go ahead.
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