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From: Pietro Abate <Pietro.Abate@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ocamlcore.org: Discussions place, and requirements
On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 01:36:09PM +0100, Romain Beauxis wrote:
> Second questions is ocaml modules that we are going to distribute there.
> While we have discussed that different way we could use to collect projects 
> from different places, I don't think we discussed the minimal support that 
> the module should provide when it comes to installing and registering the 
> module.

I think that for the moment it's useless to strive to convert every and
each ocaml developer to use the same build system. As I suggested
before, what we should do is only to agree to an interface and then let
the various distribution to deal with build dependencies. In your
example, if a library don't use ocamlfind, this is ok. The only
important thing is to honor the build interface. 

As a developer (and as a software maintainer) I imagine a world where if
I want to use library x.y I've only to take care to give it the right
tools to build, but with the assurance that if I call 'make install',
the library will end up in the right place. Ocamlcore.org would contain
all these libraries so fetching a new version from the net and
re-compiling it would be a snap.

One day we could hope for a convergence in the building tool department
as well, but I think is far too early to call for this kind of
standardization. For example it would be great if all developers would
integrate the debian patches to their build systems...

pietro

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