[maemo-developers] maemo-optify, autobuilder & /opt

From: Fred Lefévère-Laoide Fred at Lefevere-Laoide.net
Date: Thu Oct 29 00:32:58 EET 2009
I think it is good to be able to keep maemo-optify out of Build-Depends :
This way we can keep the same debian control file for Diablo and Fremantle.
I suppose the Diablo builder will only ignore the optify header ?


On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Ed Bartosh <bartosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/10/28 Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org>:
>> Hi,
>> I've put together a suggested spec for the decision, taken at the
>> summit during the /opt BOF[1], that the auto-builder would run some
>> maemo-optify version during the build process (controlled by a control
>> file header):
>>    http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=359996#post359996
>> I suggest the header is XS-Maemo-Optify, and has the following values:
>>  none:   no optification should be done, or considered, by the autobuilder.
>>  manual: the application author will do optification manually. If the
>>          package contains no entries under /opt it would be considered a
>>          build failure.
>>  auto:   maemo-optify would be run if certain heuristics were met (e.g.
>>          no entries in /opt, no Python dependency)
>>  force:  maemo-optify would always be run
>> Marius: are you taking ownership of talking to Ed Bartosh, and anyone
>> else, about this plan?
> We can discuss it here.
> Sorry, I seem to miss the whole point of this activity. Why do you
> need to do that on autobuilder side? As far as I understood it's just
> a matter of including maemo-optify as a build dependency  and run it
> in debian/rules, right? Why developer can't do this then? I don't see
> much difference between setting XS-Maemo-Optify and changes I
> mentioned above. In both cases developer should understand what
> optification means.
> BTW, when you want to have it done?
> I'm going to vacation in a couple of weeks. Before that I was going to
> finish implementation of multiple packages builds if I have time.
> --
> BR,
> Ed
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