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Re: Please merge the random translator into the Hurd repository

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Please merge the random translator into the Hurd repository
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:00:22 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Richard Braun, le Mon 07 Apr 2014 13:58:08 +0200, a écrit :
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2014 at 01:49:52PM +0200, Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> > If there is agreement, despite my comment b), that it'd be beneficial to
> > merge the current "external" translators into the Hurd core repository's
> > master branch, if this substantially makes any workflows easier, then I'm
> > fine with accepting this.  There is, I guess, no need to make our lives
> > harder, for some abstract (?) benefits, just for the elegance of
> > explicitly modularized system architecture?
> Grouping translators together along with the Hurd libraries and build
> system makes the life of developers a lot easier. It reduces the
> overhead related to build system settings, and it also reduces the
> likeliness of mistakes. It really is the pragmatic approach, and IMO,
> it strongly beats the apparent advantages of separate repositories.
> From experience, on this project or others, I've never actually seen
> or felt in any way any of these advantages in practice, but I've hit
> the issues many times...

Well, Xorg changed his position on this, but perhaps too much indeed :)


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