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Date: 2007-12-17 (14:13)
From: Berke Durak <berke.durak@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Installing libraries ?
Sylvain Le Gall a écrit :
> OCamlfind is the best tool around for managing libraries in ocaml.
> OCaml distributions, like debian or godi, already provide a support for
> it. Most of the time missing META file are even provided by these
> distributions. Allowing an easy use of it could be a very good point for
> all (and the continuation of an implicit policy).
> I know there is already a piece of ocamlbuild plugin to integrate
> ocamlfind, the BEST way to continue this work is to allow to fully
> integrate ocamlfind and ocamlbuild through this work.


I agree.  I think Ocamlfind and Godi are nice pieces of work, and it 
certainly would be better if we could integrate existing systems.

We all love Ocaml, but there seems to be an important problem with it.

Unlike most programming languages of similar magnitude, Ocaml doesn't 
have a developer conference where its users could meet face-to-face and 
discuss these kind of things...  (or did I miss something?)  If not, we 
should organize one.

Ocaml users span half a dozen continents but we could start with a small 
gathering in Paris.  I'd suggest late January.

We could then discuss distribution, building, packaging and other 
issues;  and publish guidelines for a "request for implementation" -- 
things we would like to see in an integrated compilation and package 

People would then implement different solutions and we could gather two 
months later to evaluate the proposals.

Does anyone have a proposal for a gathering place?