On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 10:01 PM, Andreas Wacknitz <a.wackn...@gmx.de>
> Am 12.10.16 um 12:48 schrieb Adam Števko:
>> On 12 Oct 2016, at 13:54, Marc Lobelle <marc.lobe...@uclouvain.be> wrote:
>>> On 11/10/16 18:19, Aurélien Larcher wrote:
>>>> here is a short list of packages looking for adoption by a nice
>>>> Considering that we have been talking about this for several months,
>>>> if nobody is interested in updating them right now, I guess they
>>>> should simply be deprecated instead of carrying old versions around.
>>>> Some old open source programs are not maintained any more but they do
>>> well what they are supposed to do. I think xfig is in this case. However
>>> they are still usefull and used. It is always a loss of time to have to
>>> find a source and recompile it when you install a new computer with a
>>> recent OS distribution (such as OI-Hipster1604).
>>> There are also programs that are still maintained but of which an old
>>> version is in OI, such as cups: it is better to have an old cups than no
>>> cups at all.
>>> As long as such programs work I would keep them in distributions. If one
>>> does not like to have them with the others, they could somehow be flagged
>>> as old.
>>> I'll see if I can make a package with a working version of xfig. Can you
>>> point me to an howto (assuming I have a working compiled version for OI).
>> For packaging tips look for examples in other components. Also write down
>> any problems with the quality of the documentation, so we can make it
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> I would like to see is
> 1. A page about build environment preparation, especially what
> packages are needed (and how to install them) to build all userland packages
> Some words when you are trying to build in a zone. A downloadable
> script would be nice...
> 2. How and when to update the build environment.
> 3. A sample for a new package (steps that are needed) and a sample for
> updating an existing package.
> 4. Tips (collection of best practices and caveats).
> I think all this would make it easier for newcomers.
I need to update it but this is a start:
It is missing the recent addition of REQUIRED_PACKAGES and pre-publish.
For simple packaging tasks and provided that the system is plain Hipster,
installation in a zone is IMHO an unnecessary burden.
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