[Slightly OT] python based kdesvn-build variant that uses git locally available

Michael Pyne mpyne at purinchu.net
Sun May 25 21:05:00 BST 2008

On Sunday 25 May 2008, Michael Jansen wrote:
> The subject says it all. More information at
> http://michael-jansen.biz/blog/mike/2008-05-25/build-tool
> I would like to have feedback.

Looks interesting, and I would imagine serves the git-svn troupe out there 
very well.

I appreciate that you're handling options that kdesvn-build handles.  But 
you'll want to alias --pretend and -p for --dry-run I think (I didn't know --
dry-run was standard when I started kdesvn-build, --pretend was what Portage 

Other than that, make sure you architect it now so that you can run update and 
build in parallel.  It took me awhile to get that into kdesvn-build once the 
script was 8000 lines or so.

I think it should be possible to auto-detect which build system to use as well 
instead of making the user specify.  You'd probably want to allow the user to 
specify for cases where auto detection is wrong however.

Splitting out make configuration from module options is a good idea I think.

I've often wanted to re-do kdesvn-build using Ruby but I've never had the 
time.  If you intend to keep building and maintaining your script feel free to 
steal liberally from kdesvn-build.  Also, do you intend to replace/supplant 
kdesvn-build or is this more for using git-svn?  If the two scripts reach 
feature parity it will not make sense to keep them both around (and I have no 
time for an arms race ;)

 - Michael Pyne
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