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Month: October 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] GIT builds for other distros

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:42:28 -0500
>> While using GIT to store binary packages is not a good idea,
>> your general point is well taken.  I take it most packagers would
>> not be able to use OBS or host the nightly build packages themselves?
> What is OBS? Open Build Service? An idea. A quick search indicates only
> about 10 distros are supported.

Yes, that is what I was referring to.

> My thinking is even when individuals wanted to host packages, users with
> each distro typically do not know packagers. How do typical users who want
> to help know about testing packages? They would first look in the Trinity
> web site.

A Wiki page with links perhaps?

> Possibly the first step to this question is a link or set of links at the
> Trinity web site home page to "Unofficial Development Branch Testing
> Packages" just under "For developers and alpha/beta testers."
> Is the GIT repo "packaging" section available to host a testing package
> set?

Due to its nature GIT is a very poor choice for hosting binary files of
any type, let alone binary files which would be expected to change
frequently.  The packaging section of GIT could, however, store testing
versions of the text files used to build packages in addition to the
official versions.