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Date: 2008-01-15 (20:56)
From: Will Farr <farr@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: On module distribution
You might take a look at the PLaneT (
system for PLT Scheme.  It's a centralized repository, so not directly
applicable if you stick with your current idea, but they handle the
issues if interdependence and ease of publishing with *extreme*
elegance (from my point of view---I've published a few PLaneT
packages), and I think they have a paper discussing some of the design
issues they've come across.  (The paper is, in fact, here: .)

Good luck, and have fun at the conference!


On Jan 15, 2008 3:41 PM, Bünzli Daniel <> wrote:
> Yes of course. But the point is that we already have a decentralized
> system. All these tarballs that are referenced from the hump and not
> part of godi. My aim is to be able to quickly install or publish such
> decentralized bits. Currently these two tasks take too much time:
> using them, because everyone does it its own way, publishing them,
> because you have to devise your own way (make a readme, think about
> how to structure the tarball how to manage releases, announce on the
> mailing list, etc.). The idea is to simplify all this uninteresting
> business to entice people to share their modules. Lowering the bar may
> mean a decrease in quality but in the end good modules and reliable
> publishers will be identified by the community.