[m-dev.] Source dist. archives on github
zoltan.somogyi at runbox.com
Tue Jan 29 17:01:58 AEDT 2019
On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:20:10 +0000 (UTC), Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
> Peter and I have been discussing hosting the source distributions
> on github in addition to distributing as .tar.gz files. The basic
> idea is that there will be a new repository on github and each all
> the files for the source distribution will be committed to it.
> Specifically, each source distribution will just be a tagged commit
> off an empty initial commit. This should allows us to provide
> a much more extensive archive of source distributions.
I am not sure I understand *exactly* what you are proposing. What does
"off an empty initial commit" mean?
However, I see that something along these lines could also allow us
to do source distributions for *more* than one grade. If we provided
a source distribution for all the usual grades, installation should take
a lot less time.
> Separately, we will begin packaging up the source distribution as
> .tar.xz files as well. (I've already updated the top-level Mmakefile to
> support this, I just need to re-arrange the webpage.)
That is a good idea.
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