[HEADSUP] Staging, packaging and more

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at freebsd.org
Thu Oct 3 16:53:13 UTC 2013

On Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 09:50:22AM -0700, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 5:17 AM, Andriy Gapon <avg at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > on 03/10/2013 11:48 Baptiste Daroussin said the following:
> > > This also allows lots of new features to come:
> > > - Allow to create sub-packages
> > > - Allow to create debuginfo packages.
> >
> > I'd like to mention a few other possibilities along the same lines:
> > - doc packages
> > - examples packages
> > - "devel" packages (headers, tools and other files required for compiling
> > dependent software, but not generally needed for an end user)
> >
> > All open up to a debate, of course.
> >
> > Thank you very much for doing this major step!
> > --
> > Andriy Gapon
> Staging is a major step forward and I am very happy to see it. This very
> well written message on not only what staging is, but why it is important
> is going to make a lot of people comfortable about what has happened, but I
> really wish this message had come out before it was introduced into ports.
> That would have eliminated a lot of confusion as to what was going on.
> There have been a LOT of major changes to ports/packages over the past few
> months and I really, really appreciate all of the work put into them, but
> I would be even happier if there was a bit more communication about what is
> changing just to avoid confusion.
> Thanks again for the work on this and other recent ports/pkg updates.

I messed up with my MUA, and this message only went to some private mailing list
while it was supposed to be sent to a couple of public mailing list, that is the
reason why you haven't seen it before.

Sorry about that.

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