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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 07:06:09 -0400
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Hi John,

On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:12:06 -0400 John Gabriele <address@hidden> wrote:

>  1. *Lower Barriers to Entry*. My guess is that the absolute easiest
> way for potential contributors to contribute a package is to simply
> ask them to upload a tar.gz archive of their project. Supply them with
> a handful of requirements, such as:
>       * name format for the tar.gz file {like so},
>       * inside the unpacked project dir, its directory structure
> should look {like this},
>       * it should contain a package meta-data file named
> {such-and-such}, and the file should contain {the following sorts of
> data}.
>     Then the contributor would not even have to know what sort of
> archiving or version control is done on the Chicken/Egg side of
> things. And they could use whatever version control they like.

That's not much different from the approach some egg developers use
nowadays.  The difference is that, instead of submiting a tarball, they
add their new releases to svn.

Best wishes.

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