[arch-dev-public] devtools and db-scripts plans

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 12:29:18 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 6:23 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> There has been talk about what is needed/wanted for the future of devtools
> and db-scripts but not much done lately.  So I thought I would get together
> a list of ideas so we could perhaps do a coding sprint to implement them.
>  Here is what I have got so far:
> devtools
>  - split-PKGBUILDs with (supported in future pacman):
>   -> both binary and arch=any packages
>   -> overridden pkgver
>   -> overridden pkgrel (and only selected sub-packages)
>  - support for xz compression (nothing needed?)
> db-scripts
>  - support for xz compression transition (e.g. in clean-up script)
>  - support for single "package" directory with symlinks to repos
>  - allow db-move to handle multiple packages
>   (or add a script to help moving from community-testing)
>  - delta support...
> Any others?

I am more than willing to work on the package pooling part of the
db-scripts code, I just need to find the time.

And I agree with Thomas that the compression stuff should be made more generic.

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