[clc-devel] the new contrib

Simone Rota sip at varlock.com
Sat Mar 12 17:14:34 UTC 2005

On 03/12/05 17:03 Johannes Winkelmann wrote:
> I've added a few additional features to Jay's script to merge the httpup
> repos for our new 'contrib' collection. It's available at 
>   http://jw.tks6.net/files/crux/prtsync-jw/
> I did some testing today, and am pretty happy with it. The next logical
> step would be to do an testing with some interested repo maintainers,

We could as well temporarily 'adopt' some 3rd party repo,
one for each clc member interested in testing, and test
them internally. This could bring to quicker response times
and/or better understanding of potential issues.
Just an idea, I'm also fine with recruiting some victim, ahem,
volunteer within httpup repo maintainers

> but there's one question I think we should discuss first: on IRC we've
> come to the conclusion that it might be a good idea to explicitely
> select ports in your httpup repository which should be considered for
> 'contrib'. We realized this using a tag file, called '.sync'. So in
> order to publish $port, you just do a 'touch $port/.sync &&
> httpup-repgen'. This means that if you subscribe to an httpup repository
> directly, you'll get .sync files during a ports -u. I think I can live
> with that for now, and am confident that if that's a problem, we'll find
> a solution. Still I'd like to hear opinions on that.

If I understand well this is a way of excluding stuff you
don't want to publish: temp or custom ports, dups, etc.
Ideally I'd prefer to avoid (if possible) ad-hoc solutions
that would differentiate a standard port from a CLC / CRUX
one, but I have no idea on how to treat this issue (apart
from separating the public and custom repository, but this
is surely a pain for the contributor).

> If there are no objections, let's start testing ASAP. Should we spam
> clc-devel with notifications, or use a dedicated list?

I think a new list, specifically for the new contrib members
would be a good idea and a perfect place for these initial tests.


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