alan buckley | 13 Dec 14:32 2007
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Update of the Policy Manual


I seem to remember there being an update to the Policy Manual
mentioned a few months ago.

Is there any chance of it being made live and linked to the
main website?

Regards,
Alan

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Matthew Hambley | 13 Dec 15:13 2007
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Re: Update of the Policy Manual and general status

On Thu, 13 December, 2007 1:32 pm, alan buckley wrote:
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> I seem to remember there being an update to the Policy Manual
> mentioned a few months ago.

Further to this I would be interested in any news about RiscPackage
development. What's going on? I get the impression things are stalled
waiting for some matters of policy to be resolved but I don't know what
those are.

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Adam | 17 Dec 10:50 2007
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Re: Update of the Policy Manual and general status

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<1930.129.215.63.79.1197555239.squirrel@...>,
Matthew Hambley wrote:

> On Thu, 13 December, 2007 1:32 pm, alan buckley wrote:
> >
> > I seem to remember there being an update to the Policy Manual
> > mentioned a few months ago.
> 
> Further to this I would be interested in any news about RiscPackage
> development.

Indeed. I think maybe Graham has been busy with (the still-born?) RISC
OS Connect thing?

Adam

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Matthew Hambley | 19 Dec 19:01 2007
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Duplicates between repositores

The GCC guys have created RiscPkg output from their autobuilder.
This is a good thing as it prevents the annoying duplication of
source which happens with my own CppUnit package.

However, it now means we have to repositories which share packages.
For instance, DRender is in both as is UnixHome and a few others.
How will this effect the RiscPkg program and what should be done
about it?

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Jess Hampshire | 19 Dec 22:54 2007

Re: Duplicates between repositores

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          Matthew Hambley <lists@...> wrote:

> The GCC guys have created RiscPkg output from their autobuilder.
> This is a good thing as it prevents the annoying duplication of
> source which happens with my own CppUnit package.

Also it makes the list huge, could I request improvements in the user 
interface please? (I would think dividing apps by types would be a 
good option)

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alan buckley | 20 Dec 10:32 2007
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Re: Duplicates between repositores


> On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:01:41 Matthew wrote:

> The GCC guys have created RiscPkg output from their autobuilder.

I was going to email this list this morning about this. Thanks you've
saved me a job;-)

> This is a good thing as it prevents the annoying duplication of
> source which happens with my own CppUnit package.

I'm afraid it won't prevent the duplication of source. see my
comments below.

As an aside is it OK for your CppUnit package to appear on the
autobuilder site as well?

>
> However, it now means we have to repositories which share packages.
> For instance, DRender is in both as is UnixHome and a few others.

Is UnixHome in both> I didn't think it was which is why I added it to
the autobuilder package site.
DRenderer was added because it is only included in the external Netsurf
site and not on the main package list.

My intention is that once I've had a chance to get some feedback
from the autobuilder site I will see if I can move the DRenderer and
UnixHome packages to the main RiscPkg website.

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alan buckley | 20 Dec 11:02 2007
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Re: Duplicates between repositores


> Jess Hampshire wrote on Wed, 19 Dec 2007 21:54:42

> Also it makes the list huge, could I request improvements in the user
> interface please? (I would think dividing apps by types would be a
> good option)
>

I've been wondering about this as well. My initial thoughts were to
have some kind of menu from which you choose the categories to show.

Alternatively it may be better to have a tree like structure similar to how
Cygwin does it. Here you have the categories displayed and can
expand them to see the packages in the category.

Regards,
Alan

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Matthew Hambley | 20 Dec 11:47 2007
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Re: Duplicates between repositores


On Thu, 20 December, 2007 9:32 am, alan buckley wrote:
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>> On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:01:41 Matthew wrote:
[snip]
>> This is a good thing as it prevents the annoying duplication of
>> source which happens with my own CppUnit package.
>
> I'm afraid it won't prevent the duplication of source. see my
> comments below.

Pooh!

> As an aside is it OK for your CppUnit package to appear on the
> autobuilder site as well?

If you think that would be useful you are welcome to go for it. I'll go
further than that, it would be useful, go for it.

>> However, it now means we have to repositories which share packages.
>> For instance, DRender is in both as is UnixHome and a few others.
>
> Is UnixHome in both I didn't think it was which is why I added it to the
> autobuilder package site. DRenderer was added because it is only included
> in the external Netsurf site and not on the main package list.

These packages may be coming from the Netsurf site but either way they
problem still stands. We have multiple repositories holding the same
package, possibly at different versions. How will RiscPkg handle this?

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alan buckley | 20 Dec 12:33 2007
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Re: Duplicates between repositores


> On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:47 Matthew wrote:
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> On Thu, 20 December, 2007 9:32 am, alan buckley wrote:
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>>> On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:01:41 Matthew wrote:
[snip]
>
>> As an aside is it OK for your CppUnit package to appear on the
>> autobuilder site as well?
>
> If you think that would be useful you are welcome to go for it. I'll go
> further than that, it would be useful, go for it.

Thanks. Actually all I should need to do is build it and then update the
website for it to appear. (I was hoping you wouldn't mind as I haven't
anyway of stopping it from happening if I built CppUnit at the moment).

I'm leaving the site alone over Christmas, but I'll probably try CppUnit
in January.

>
>>> However, it now means we have to repositories which share packages.
>>> For instance, DRender is in both as is UnixHome and a few others.
>>
>> Is UnixHome in both I didn't think it was which is why I added it to the
>> autobuilder package site. DRenderer was added because it is only included
>> in the external Netsurf site and not on the main package list.
>
> These packages may be coming from the Netsurf site but either way they
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Jess Hampshire | 20 Dec 12:32 2007

Re: Duplicates between repositores

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          "Matthew Hambley" <lists@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 December, 2007 9:32 am, alan buckley wrote:

>> The www.riscpkg.org repositry is the main packaging repositry. In
>> my opinion everything should end up there.

> As a matter of policy that's fine. Technically I don't see the problem
> with having many repositories. I know Debian prefers the monolithic
> approach but I wonder if there's anything to be said for a more
> distributed one.

I think that it doesn't matter if there is more than one repository, 
it may be less work if autobuilder packages live elsewhere.

However, I think it is important that there are separate release and 
testing repositories.

Riscpkg should have only the release repositories by default, and the 
testing repositories would need to be added manually. (As is the 
current situation.)

I would also like to see the display coloured differently for packages 
on different repositories.

eg white for official release repositories.
gray for official testing repositories (eg autobuilder)
yellow for unknown ones.

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