[IAEP] getting the software
gdk at redhat.com
Tue Jul 15 01:57:36 CEST 2008
On Mon, 14 Jul 2008, David Farning wrote:
> The three biggest concerns from distributions are:
> 1. How to communicate with Sugar Developers.
Sugar mailing list and IRC *should* be sufficient for core developers --
unless you're talking about activity developers? Which is a whole other
kettle of worms.
> 2. Where to find tarballs.
> 3. Keeping the Sugar wiki up to date. Stale information can be is
> worse than no information.
These two should be the output of a build process. The wiki should say
nothing more than "find the latest stable tarball here; find the nightly
build tarball here". Stable builds should be tagged as such when they are
built. If the build systems work properly, no manual updating
should be required -- ever.
Easier said than done, of course. But any energy put into maintenance of
wiki pages about "the latest" is energy that could be put into improving
the quality of build systems.
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