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 freedesktop.org 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?
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