On Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 01:07:13PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote: > On 02/09/2018 12:01 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote: > >My contention is that the libguestfs git repository is too large and > >unwieldy. There are too many separate, unrelated projects and as a > >result of that the source has too many dependencies and takes too long > >to build and test. > > > >The project divides (sort of) naturally into layers -- the library, > >the bindings, the various virt tools -- and could be split along those > >lines into separate projects which can then be released and evolve at > >their own pace. > > Sounds reasonable to me as an observer. Would you also create a > meta-package that has all the other projects as submodules, and > which gets a new commit any time any one of the submodules does a > release, to still make it easy for someone who wants to grab > everything that the old monolithic repo used to provide?
I guess we could although it has a danger of getting out of date if no one works on it. > >* common code and generator: Off to the side we'd somehow need to > > package up the common code and the generator for use by all of the > > above projects. It wouldn't be a separate project for downstream > > packagers, but instead the code would be included (ie. duplicated) > > in tarballs and upstream available as a side git repo that you'd > > need to include when building (git submodule?). This is somewhat > > unspecified. > > git submodules are a pain to work with sometimes, but they do sound > like the best approach for what you are documenting here. Dan > Berrange's work on making keycodemapdb a submodule to multiple > projects may prove to be a useful inspiration in the process. I'm not a fan of submodules either, but in this one case I do think they would work. It's still an open question how this would translate to tarballs which realistically need to be self-contained. Rich. -- Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones Read my programming and virtualization blog: http://rwmj.wordpress.com Fedora Windows cross-compiler. Compile Windows programs, test, and build Windows installers. Over 100 libraries supported. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/MinGW _______________________________________________ Libguestfs mailing list Libguestfs@redhat.com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/libguestfs