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From: Maxence Guesdon <maxence.guesdon@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: On module distribution
On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:56:13 -0800
Vlad Skvortsov <vss@73rus.com> wrote:

> Bünzli Daniel wrote:
> > Le 15 janv. 08 à 14:38, Berke Durak a écrit :
> >
> >> I think we should rather add to Ocamlbuild a module for calling 
> >> ocamlfind, parsing its output, etc. This way ocamlbuild plugins could 
> >> easily call ocamlfind, be it for configuration or compilation.
> >
> > My problem with ocamlfind is that it takes too much control over me. 
> > Also it doesn't help you with the tedious publishing aspect (which I 
> > try to mitigate by using news feeds) and it won't help you with the 
> > binary update problem.
> >
> > Le 15 janv. 08 à 16:07, Sylvain Le Gall a écrit :
> >
> >> Unfortunately, a decentralized system has also several drawbacks:
> > [...]
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Also note that the proposal in itself doesn't prevent the development 
> > of a more authoritative, centralized and stable source of packages.
> 
> I've just started with OCaml, and my immediate perception was that 
> modules and libraries are quite hard to find. This is due to several 
> factors, one being that the web interface for Hump doesn't allow complex 
> searches and stuff, doesn't offer RSS to keep track of updates, etc.

There is an RSS channel on this page:
  http://caml.inria.fr/resources/index.en.html
in the hump box on the right.
The url of the channel is:
  http://caml.inria.fr/hump.rss

Regards,

Maxence Guesdon