Subject: Re: How/should one use pkgsrc-wip?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Christopher W. Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/25/2007 18:40:56
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"Greg Troxel" <email@example.com> writes:
>> Is there something, somewhere, which describes how/when/why one
>> should use pkgsrc-wip (as opposed to submitting packages through
>> gnats and asking for a review here)?
> Opinions probably vary, but as someone who might review and
> could put the package in actual pkgsrc, I prefer pretty
> strongly that you go the wip route. I can then just 'cvs up'
> to get your work, fix things a bit, and iterate, and then
> import when ready, and it's easier for many others to try it.
> It's a hassle to unpack a pkg dir from a PR. Once you have a
> sourceforge login it's easy to put you on the acl.
I don't want to start any huge debate, but, this does make sense
to me. Since I haven't seen anyone suggesting the opposite,
should we update section 20.2 of the pkgsrc guide to reflect
pkgsrc-wip as the preferred method (and perhaps put some more
details around it)? If there's no strong objection (and if no
one gets to it first), I'll take a crack at rewriting that
section and send-pr it.
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