Subject: pkgsrc hackathon focusing on package options
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Adam Hoka <email@example.com>
Date: 10/28/2007 01:23:05
Hello pgksrc users and developers!
There is a pkgsrc hackathon scheduled for 3rd-4th of November.
We have come up with the name "pkgthon!" :)
You can find more information on the event at
Feel free to add more helpful information about the options framework and
make Tickets for the hackathon.
If you don`t think you could take any tickets, but you want to help us
improving pkgsrc, please come and test our changes, because testing and
reporting errors is always welcome.
Make options.mk files for packages that don`t already use them, and
improve support for options if the package uses them but more options
could be added.
For example when a media player package is compiled with mp3 and ogg
support without the ability to decide which one you need, we would make it
selectable by the options framework.
This will have another benefit: we can turn off failing dependencies
during bulk builds, thus increasing the number of available packages. For
example if audio/arts fails to build (and it does on some archs), it makes
more than 200 packages unable to build.
When will it be held?
Planned date: The weekend 3rd - 4th of November 2007.
You don't have to wait till weekend, feel free to add or take tickets
Where will it be?
During the hackathon, we will communicate on #netbsd-code at
Please help us spread this information, and join us on the next weekend.
ps.: I`m posting this mail on multiple lists for wider publicity.
Thank you for your interest,
Adam Hoka, alias Replaced