Re: Bignum standalone package.
On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 10:11:27PM +0100, Sylvain LE GALL wrote:
> 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).
> > Friendly,
> > 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
Well, it is only splitting out a library, rather harmless.
> - unable to merge this standalone library and the future ocaml version
Once 3.08 is released, this will go away again.