new upstream tracker (

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at
Sat May 22 19:58:29 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Garrett Cooper <yanefbsd at> wrote:
> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 6:12 AM, Andrey Ponomarenko <susanin at> wrote:
>> On 05/22/2010 04:30 PM, Kostik Belousov wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 03:54:20PM +0400, Andrey Ponomarenko wrote:
>>>> Hello, I'm from ISPRAS and we have created an experimental system for
>>>> monitoring and analyzing of upstream libraries development. It may be
>>>> helpful for analyzing risks of updating one of the distribution
>>>> components (shared libraries). The web page of upstream-tracker is:
>>>> It now includes ABI changes analysis and API shallow test results for
>>>> several versions of 60 popular open source libraries.
>>>> Any bugs or feature requests are welcome. Thanks.
>>> WOW. Can you, please, share the setup of the tracker ?
>> The tool itself is very young and is not well documented yet. Although
>> the first version has been recently released under dual GNU GPL and LGPL
>> licenses:
>> We are not recommended to use this version of the tool by yourself. Very
>> soon we will release 1.1 version containing a lot of bug fixes and new
>> features.
> Unfortunately this could only be added to the base system as a port
> today as it depends on perl (something that was tossed from the base
> system many moons ago because of cross-building issues). I'll poke
> around at the software and port it to FreeBSD because it looks
> interesting though and does provide a relatively simple interface for
> digesting test results.

There are several portability issues with the perl scripts that should
be resolved for this to be usable outside of Linux. I'll file bugs for
these bits.

>>> It would be amazingly interesting if you added FreeBSD base system
>>> libraries to the tracker.
>> Provide, please, the list of necessary libraries.
>>> It would be extremely interesting and
>>> useful for us to see changes among releases and tips of the
>>> stable and head branches.


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