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[Axiom-developer] RE: [M#73697383] Re: Disk-quota Request

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: [Axiom-developer] RE: [M#73697383] Re: Disk-quota Request
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 17:56:32 -0500 (CDT)

On Sat, 30 Sep 2006, Bill Page wrote:

| PS. On a related issue. The more I think about the 'zips'
| directory in the Axiom distribution the more I think it was a
| ReallyStupid (tm) invention. Why take a source code tarball from
| another project (gcl) and stick it into the Axiom repository?
| If we really need a copy of gcl, why don't we just add it properly
| into the repository as source code? Why do we work around the
| capabilities of the source code control system by saving the
| tarball and patches against it, having to apply these patches
| during the build instead of just committing these patches to
| Axiom's version of gcl in the repository?

I don't know :-)
In fact, I would really prefer to avoid the situation where Axiom
maintains its own forks of GCL and noweb.

However, as per the build-improvements branch, I think we no longer
apply patches against the tarballs.

-- Gaby

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