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

Brendan Jones brendan.jones.it at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 05:18:52 PST 2012

On 02/08/2012 05:40 PM, David Robillard wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-02-08 at 15:38 +0800, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
>> On 8 February 2012 15:16, Brendan Jones<brendan.jones.it at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> 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.
> [...]
>>> It would certainly expedite any packaging in distros. That could only help
>>> adoption I would think.
>>> Brendan
>> I second Brendan's comment. In Arch Linux lv2core is available via the
>> official repository, but a number of extensions are not; they are only
>> available in the unofficial user repositories where one often finds
>> outdated versions. Keeping this all in one tarball guarantees
>> compatibility and would certainly be a good idea.
>> (Incidentally, the situation with Haskell looked similar before the
>> introduction of the Haskell Platform.)
> Good point.  I guess nothing will really change at the source level,
> since each individual element will still have its own version,
> pkg-config file, etc.  If we want to establish the use of
> system-installed extensions, the things need to actually be there...
> lv2-world?

lv2-spec / lv2-framework? both boring, but fit

> lv2-galaxy? (universe is inappropriate)
> just lv2?
> -dr
Sorry its taken a while to get back to you on this.

I've been thinking about what this means to packaging the LV2 spec in 
general. After some thought I believe Fedora would end up packaging each 
separately in any case, unless all of the spec extensions were versioned 
the same as lv2core, but that would not happen right?



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