Subject: Re: Publishing code and VCSs
To: Julio M.Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
From: Adam Hamsik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/10/2007 19:55:58
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On Jul 10, 2007, at 4:00 PM, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> On 10/07/2007, at 15:29, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>> On Tue, 10 Jul 2007, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
>>> Now that you bring that up... we'd shorten boost's build times a
>>> lot by splitting each binary library in its own package. It
>>> should be fairly trivial, but when I proposed it people seemed to
>>> dislike the idea :-(
>> IIRC the monotone folks worked on getting rid of boost altogether,
>> which I'd prefer over surgery on boost.
> IIRC, they got rid of the date_time library only (and can't
> remember the exact reasons). I'm not sure getting rid of all Boost
> usage is the plan, though. Some of the functionality offered by it
> is really great and simplifies code a lot.
> Anyway, the boost surgery we are talking about is, I think,
> trivial. The current Makefiles already allow building a library
> individually (see boost-python), so adding packages for every
> binary library is a fairly easy task. As a result, we'd get finer-
> grained dependencies, which is a good thing in my eyes. (A while
> ago we discussed that such things should be achieved by being able
> to generate many different binary packages from a single source
> one, but we are not there yet.)
Can we use option.mk framework for this ? or we are going to create
ton of new packages :). e.g boost-python can be boost builded
withoption -* python default option can be *. Does this make sense or
>>> BTW, extatic? What was the correct word? ;-)
>> Extatic? Hyped-up? I don't care. :)
> I've been told it's ecstatic, hence why I couldn't find it in the
> dictionary ;-)
> Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
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