Re: Using .tar.xz only on ftp.gnome.org (was: install-module / ftp.gnome.org / master.gnome.org)
- From: Olav Vitters <olav vitters nl>
- To: Ghee Teo <ghee teo oracle com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Using .tar.xz only on ftp.gnome.org (was: install-module / ftp.gnome.org / master.gnome.org)
- Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:29:56 +0100
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 09:55:05AM +0000, Ghee Teo wrote:
> I hope this does not imply or infer that all the source tarball for
> GNOME will be uploaded in .xz format only. Solaris is *not*
> supporting .xz by default yet. This means, anyone who want to
> compile source code modules will have difficulties.
That is exactly what I meant.
How do Solaris users get GNOME packages? Via ftp.gnome.org? I'd like to
understand what the impact would be. So, whom would it affect (what kind
of groups: users/developers/OS team/something else)? Any timeline on
when .xz format would be able to be unpacked on Solaris?
Note that it would only affect new uploads *after the change is made*.
So not anything currently on ftp.gnome.org, nor anything being uploaded
atm. E.g. if there was a switch after gnome 3.0, the gnome-shell 3.1.0
tarball would show up as .tar.xz only. The gnome-shell 3.0.0 tarball
would be available as .tar.gz and .tar.bz2.
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