[aur-general] TU Application

Kaiting Chen kaitocracy at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 18:22:29 EST 2010

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Jelle van der Waa <jelle at vdwaa.nl> wrote:

> On 12/05/10 at 05:38pm, Kaiting Chen wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Jelle van der Waa <jelle at vdwaa.nl>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Hello all.
> > > I would love to see
> > > improvements like more splitting of packages which has been done with
> > > packages like compiz.
> >
> >
> > Hi, can I ask what you mean by the splitting of packages? The last thing
> I
> > want to see is the debianization of our distribution, where one package
> is
> > needlessly split into a hundred little ones. --Kaiting.
> >
> > --
> > Kiwis and Limes: http://kaitocracy.blogspot.com/
> Well for example handbrake could be split to handbrake-gtk,
> handbrake-qt, etc. And then only if the app supports it with configure
> flags. And my other argument for more splitting is purely for creating a
> -data package if the app is big and if the -data pkg has an arch=('any')
> so you have a smaller repo ;)
> btw I don't know how crazy debian is with splitting packages ;)

I like the idea of splitting packages between server and client if there is
a significant difference in dependencies between the server and the client.

However I really don't like the idea of splitting out -data packages. This
is basically what Debian does. I remember they would take a single package
and split it to *-bin, *-libs, *-dev, *-src, *-otherstuff, etc. It's a
nightmare. --Kaiting.

Kiwis and Limes: http://kaitocracy.blogspot.com/

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