cvs commit: ports/emulators/wine Makefile distinfo pkg-plist
danfe at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 16 01:49:15 UTC 2011
On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 11:26:11AM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 05/15/2011 08:59, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> >bundling extra .cab file does not add plethora of extra stuff that user
> >would have to pull as extra dependencies, 2/3 increase of relatively
> >light package seems quite tolerable; in return, we provide single
> >package user can install and forget about it.
> I strongly disagree with this perspective. I think Gerald is on the
> right path, smaller and lighter packages are the way to go.
I totally agree as well when we speak of dozens of extra dependencies
and tens megabytes worth of difference. Not when it's just single extra
static file added. (OTOH, maybe 17M + 2/3 does indeed sound like a bit
heavy for some of us.)
Yet again, I am not against package flexibility; surely we would benefit
greatly from something like RPM %package. For now, however, OPTIONS do
a better job most of the time, and IMHO slaves should not be (ab)used
unless being clear winners.
Disclaimer: please do not view this as criticism of Gerald's work; as
I've said, I really appreciate and value his work on Wine. I'm just
sharing my opinion on some details of implementation and try to get my
own views WRT the subject in a better shape. :-)
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