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Re: [MiNT] rpm

On Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:18:42 , Thomas Jürges wrote:
> On 2014-12-20 13:34, Peter Slegg wrote:
> [...]
> > How would it work ? My thoughts...
> [...]
> > The module could be downloaded, modifed and uploaded again so that the
> server can
> > generate a diff and add it to the build process.
> Preferably the automatic build system would pull source code from a VCS
> for its builds.  Handling of "modules" that get supplied by developers
> in some way or the other is impossible to do in an automatic, clean and
> low maintenance way.  Diffs can be automatically generated by the VCS.
> In the end, all packages that we are using for MiNT (or whatever flavour
> we are talking about) do come from somewhere upstream.  And upstream
> there is always a VCS.  So if we find that a package needs fixing,
> submit the patches upstream.  The developers will be glad to accept them
> if they are submitted in a reasonbale form and be happy to include them
> into the code if the patches do not break the code on other platforms.
> Long story made short:  we should not try to reinvent already existing
> infrastructure but make use of it.

You are right I was forgetting that there would be an upstream vcs,
I was concentrating on how the build system might be of benefit to the
Mint community. There are multiple vcs systems but that isn't a problem.

Where could it be hosted ?  Could the sparemint server do it ? Atariforge ?
I don't know who maintains these.