Re: Common knowledge in jhbuild for funny modules

On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 20:59 -0500, Jason D. Clinton wrote:

[CCing Josselin; please read the last quoted paragraph :) ]

> On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 18:55 -0600, Elijah Newren wrote:
> > /me starts cheerleading federico on
> > 
> > I don't know the answers, but the building-gnome nightmare is long
> > overdue for discussion.
> ...
> > Magnus Therning spent a similar amount of time recently, with the gory
> > details archives on the gnome-love list.  I totally agree with you.
> > 
> > Most of the build issues are due to the fact that we allow
> > dependencies on cvs versions of modules.  I'd like to
> > propose that we move away from that, and just pick certain tarball
> > versions to depend on at the beginning of a release; and require
> > specific proposals to allow dependencies on newer tarball versions if
> > issues come up.  Thoughts?  Comments?
> I would be very interesting in hearing the opinions of people like
> Josselin Mouette <joss debian org> who build new releases of GNOME for
> their respective distributions regularly. How do they keep up? What
> tricks are they using? Can we steal some of their ideas?

Doesn't Debian always build from tarballs?  Or are they pulling CVS

I imagine that tarballs aren't that big of a problem, since they have
been at least 'make distcheck'ed and if you are building a .deb or .rpm,
you *do* want to install to system paths.


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