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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:15:16 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 08:59:10AM +0000, Imran Rafique wrote:
> > Felix said:
> > When mixing trees that way, how do you ensure the combination of them
> > is consistent?
> The global tree. I can't write to this.
>     + networking/
>       + zmq/
>         + recipe-zmq-1.0
>         + recipe-zmq-2.0
>         + patches/
> I want to add some of my own changes to zmq, which haven't been
> accepted upstream by the zmq egg authors yet - but I need them for my
> locally deployed chicken scheme codebase. I want to use the benefits
> of the egg infrastructure for deploying this modified zmq lib locally
> (possibly across multiple machines)

I don't see why chicken-install needs to be bloated with all this stuff.
Why not maintain a mercurial patch queue or use quilt.  You could also
just have a local clone of a repo with your own changes?

Adding all this stuff to chicken-install needlessly complicates an
intentionally simple tool.

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 is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
 and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
 experience much like composing poetry or music."
                                                        -- Donald Knuth

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