[Kde-scm-interest] [Proposal] Package splitting with thin meta-repos

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Jan 30 16:09:14 CET 2010

Em Sábado 30. Janeiro 2010, às 12.19.20, Oswald Buddenhagen escreveu:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 09:22:58AM +0100, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > Em Sábado 30. Janeiro 2010, às 02.35.44, Michael Jansen escreveu:
> > > We would loose all that flexibility. if we consider moving with
> > > history as an essential point.
> > 
> > According to the plan I posted, that's not allowed.
> > 
> > You can only depend on Libraries. You cannot depend on applications
> > installed.
> such a limitation will bite us sooner or later. well, in fact, probably
> it would right from the start - some modules are plugins for applications
> which live "somewhere closer to the core".

You don't link to applications. You link to libraries.

This includes plugins: plugins link to libraries.

> - the side effects of fixing screwups (i.e., forced pushes) are way more
>   limited. and don't tell me "no forced pushes". there is no way i will
>   accept it as a irreversible fact if some idiot pushes a 250mb core file
>   into some repository (sounds ridiculous? well, it happened at
>   trolltech).

Well, it wasn't a 250 MB core file at Trolltech. It was a 50 MB GIF at Qt 
Development Frameworks, Nokia.

Whole world of difference :-)

In any case, people will notice trying to upload that much data when you're 
not on the same LAN as the server.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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