On 2014-12-20 16:51, Peter Slegg wrote: > 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. That's not what I was referring to. "Upstream" refers to the original source of the source code for the packages. Most software is already under development for other OSes (gcc, bash, python, you-name-it) and obviously the developers of that software already run a VCS of some kind. That is where we should pull the sources from, then apply our patches if we have any, build the software, test, package and deliver the packages (rpms, tar.gz, what-not). The patches should be sent back to those projects for inclusion. MiNT-only software is the only reason why we would need a VCS. But those are only a dozen or so packages. I hope that clarifies the software development process in the open source universe. Cheers T.
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