Update on efler!
It now supports OS X as well - thanks to everyone working towards the
1.18.1 it made things a lot easier.

I'm going to work more on the gui so hopefully it won't rely on re-running
that bootstrap to stay up to date shortly :)

Have fun,
Andy
On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at 08:53, Andrew Williams <a...@andywilliams.me> wrote:

> Hi Simon,
>
> Thanks and yes I agree. This app started with the assumption that no-one
> would package it!
> The bootstrap script detects the OS(/distro) and attempts to setup a
> complete baseline env required for efl.
>
> Currently it only supports arch Linux but I'm working on it. Ubuntu and OS
> X are high on my list too. The system scripts are pretty trivial really.
>
> Unfortunately integrating with system package managers seems unlikely as
> very few are as good as you for packaging efl stuff!
>
> Thanks for the feedback,
> Andrew
> On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at 02:14, Simon Lees <sfl...@suse.de> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On 09/10/2016 08:12 AM, Andrew Williams wrote:
>> > Not the most inspiring title but I wanted to share my latest project -
>> an
>> > app that will help us to promote, discover, install and keep up to date
>> all
>> > the EFL apps that are emerging - and the EFL itself too...
>> >
>> > The main reason behind this was to help more folk get into EFL easily -
>> and
>> > if we can avoid packaging and distribution problems at the same time
>> then
>> > even better.
>> > I know that Marrakech is aiming to solve some of these problems and I
>> think
>> > that it will. Efler is designed to pick up mrk when it's ready but in
>> the
>> > meantime it's a build-from-source approach.
>> > The UI portion is not yet working but the scripts are there - they do
>> more
>> > heavy lifting than they will need to in the future but hey - I'll
>> migrate
>> > it once the UI is up. And it can install EFL and cool apps in a single
>> > command pasted from the web! :)
>> >
>> > Rather than going into more details here I have written it up in phab -
>> > https://phab.enlightenment.org/w/projects/efler/
>> >
>> > Please let me know what you think of the idea / direction / apprach.
>> Maybe
>> > if it goes well we can have distros package this and the EFL lib and
>> then
>> > everything else can be done without bothering them?...
>> > Andrew
>>
>> Hi Andrew,
>>
>> From a distro perspective many distro's have a policy of not allowing
>> packages that download and install other software outside the package
>> manager, some of these distro's include openSUSE, Debian and Fedora. The
>> Gnome and KDE software centers get around this for the most part by
>> intergrating with distro repositories.
>>
>> So if you want something like this to be effective it needs to be easy
>> for a end user to install without a package manager. To do that you will
>> probably need to test build on most of the major distro's and setup your
>> script to automatically detect and install the required deps using the
>> distro's package manager. An alternative would be shipping a
>> rpm/deb/whatever that has the correct dependencies listed and executes
>> the script in the post install stage.
>>
>> From an openSUSE perspective I probably wouldn't package it, but mostly
>> based off the fact that every stable efl app that I know of is already
>> in the distro (I don't count apps depending on eo stable as they will
>> break if I change efl version) many of the "unstable" apps are also
>> available in additional repos but I know openSUSE is the exception here.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
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