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

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sun Jan 31 08:59:17 CET 2010

Em Domingo 31. Janeiro 2010, às 02.06.58, Oswald Buddenhagen escreveu:
> afaict, it has worked so far (except for the mess in kdebase).
> obeying of the rules can be verified with a stand-alone automatic
> dependency walker, or by simply having the dash bot check out and build
> incrementally according to the dependencies.

It has worked so far in kdebase because it's everything in the same module. 
CMake takes care of walking the dependency tree and resolving it. Everyone 
downloads the entire module, all the time, so they have everything.

I don't like the option of going from a dozen big modules plus some extra, 
interesting apps, to 140 packages. I really don't. What are we going to tell 

"You know those simple rules we had you follow so far? Forget them. Now it's 
as complex as GNOME. Actually, only a bot now knows what depends on what. We 
want you to use this script to build KDE in your distribution (yeah, forget 
your current dependency mechanisms too)."

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