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Re: hurdextras in git?

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: hurdextras in git?
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 19:58:53 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:56:53AM +0200, Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 04:19:46AM +0200, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net
> wrote:

> > > > > > They have some very interesting translators, and these
> > > > > > should be easily available.
> > You mean Git submodules? Yeah, that's an option worth considering.
> > I'm a little undecided on submodules vs. monolithic repo. (I
> > definitely dislike the idea of completely independant repos.)
> OK -- we do agree on that submodule one.  (Isn't it nice?)  ;-)

Hey, I didn't say I agree; I only said it's worth considering... ;-)

I'm actually not sure it's really worth the effort. But it's definitely
something I could live with, *if* all the other issues are addressed.

> My idea has always been to have such stuff in separate submodules, and
> then have a overlying project (the top-level hurd.git one) that
> contains a bunch of submodules (various translators; everything that's
> intersting), can serve as sort of a tested distribution (because the
> submodules are versioned),

It would be more than a "testbed distribution" in my scenario. It would
actually be the standard way of building the Hurd; of creating Debian
packages etc. Only people who are interested in development of
particular modules would ever want to build them standalone.

> plus adding build machinery / cross-compilation support, etc.  Just
> added:
> <http://www.bddebian.com:8888/~hurd-web/open_issues/populate_hurd_git_with_submodules_etc/>

Do you actually have some kind of plan how to create an
(autotools-based) build system, that allows both standalone compilation
of individual modules, *and* building the whole thing in one go?

(This would be useful for X.Org as well BTW.)


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