[pacman-dev] Splitting makepkg and copyright years.
allan at archlinux.org
Tue Jan 27 03:16:23 UTC 2015
I would like some help with two things:
1) have people got opinions on what I have posted so far with the
splitting up of makepkg. I have decreased the size of the makepkg
script by 6% so far! So much more to do...
I think it has a few real advantages:
a) testing can be done on individual sections more easily
b) it is less daunting to patch a section rather than a ~4000 line script
c) I think we can have drop in modules (e.g. something like the UPX
compression or optipng could be added by just dropping a file into the
2) copyright years. So far I just use git blame and take the year
range for a piece of code. I think this works well on the bigger pieces
of code, but smaller things have had minor changes and the year range is
quite minimal. For example, I know the code to remove libtool files was
around longer than "2013-2015". Is there a solution to this?
Do these files even need copyrights? I note that non of the files
included by m4 in scripts/library have any copyright (which makes sense
as they are being included into the final script file). We also have
the global copyright notice in the source root.
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