Re: Bignum standalone package.
On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 07:16:59PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 07:00:39PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 05:34:18PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > 1) make a standalone version and upload it to the archive (or
> > > experimental even).
> > > 2) upload a cvs snapshot of ocaml to experimental.
> > >
> > > 2) seems easier to do, but ideally, i should do both.
> > >
> > > What do you think about it.
> > I would rather prefer (1) because it seems to be a backward compatible
> > solution. Packaging ocaml cvs snapshot will solve the problem but can
> > also introduce bug, instability, binary incompatibilities, ecc ...
> Yep. the choices are really 1) only, or 1) and 2). 2) is far easier to
> do though (cvs checkout, copying the debian directory, build, upload).
> Both will need to pass the ftp-masters and the NEW queue, so assuredly
> not available before a few months or so.
> Mmm, maybe someone else should upload 1) (with me doing the work in the
> SVN repository), as i am in cold with elmo right now (well, again, but
> this time not on anything ocaml related).
> Sven Luther
I think solution 2) is better... I know that is not the best solution,
but we will encouter problem if we do 1) :
- duplication of the ocaml source tree
- unable to merge this standalone library and the future ocaml version
But i am not an expert...
Sylvain LE GALL