On Thursday, 2 February 2017 at 11:34:42 UTC, Dicebot wrote:
On Thursday, 2 February 2017 at 10:01:04 UTC, qznc wrote:
In another thread  Snap packages are discussed. What is the
view of Arch? If Snap wins, there would be only one package to
maintain for all distros.
There is snapd daemon available in Arch repositories but with
zero support and guarantees for any actual snap packages. I am
not aware of any discussions about in TU mail list either.
The main problem right now is that the snapd version is a few
releases behind and does not support the 'classic' snap
confinement needed for tools like compilers, dub, etc. I'll
probably ping the snapd uploader about this if the situation
doesn't change soon. With that dealt with, we can confirm if the
current ldc2 snap package really does its intended job ;-)
It's my intention to ensure that there are snap packages
available for all the core D compilers and tools (i.e. dmd, ldc2,
gdc, rdmd and dub; I'm happy to add to that list if need be).
This ought to ensure in the long run that there are packages
available to Arch users (and other distros) even if no one steps
up to maintain the distro packages.
However, I think it would be a good idea for someone to step up
to maintain the dedicated Arch packages in any case -- it's
healthy for D to have a representative inside the Arch community.