[Devel] Thoughts on lv2-universe-YYYYMMDD.tar.bz2

Brendan Jones brendan.jones.it at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 23:16:12 PST 2012

On 02/08/2012 04:13 AM, David Robillard wrote:
> I have wrestled with this suggestion for some time; whether to release
> core and all extensions and examples etc. (everything in the repo,
> essentially) in one tarball.
> Feedback is not so great from people who actually have to install all
> this stuff, understandably.  I very much dislike the centralized feeling
> nature of it, but there are arguments for:
>   * The reality of things is that every time I tweak the documentation
> tools or whatever *all* extensions change
>   * Building and installing HTML documentation with cross-linking would
> be possible.  With separate releases it is not.  Not installing
> documentation is not so great.
>   * One build process to keep up to date from source (user, or developer
> just dropping the whole thing in their tree) vs a looot
> The main against is I guess the lack of ability for fine-grained
> installation, but having an extension installed really shouldn't cause
> any harm in any case.  Separate releases make package dependencies more
> informative as well.
> Any thoughts on this?  I get the feeling jumping on board LV2 is too
> "hard", which suggest I'm not doing such a great job as maintainer.
> Maybe a big ol' package of up-to-date everything would help this.
> -dr
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It would certainly expedite any packaging in distros. That could only 
help adoption I would think.


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