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[ANN] oasis v0.2.0: Architecture for building OCaml libraries and applications
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Date: 2010-10-22 (19:42)
From: bluestorm <bluestorm.dylc@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: [ANN] oasis v0.2.0: Architecture for building OCaml libraries and applications
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 7:51 PM, Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@le-gall.net>wrote:

> Have you tried the "revamped" quickstart subcommand. I am trying to make
> the creation of _oasis as easy as possible...

> If you have any suggestions to help make "lighter", I'll be happy. BTW,
> when you say "heavier", is it in term of complexity, of size of the
> generated setup.ml or something else?

I think it's mostly a question of getting used to the new features of oasis.
Oasis much more things than with a META (configuration, compilation, etc.),
so the downside is that there are more things to specify in a _oasis file
than in a META file.

During my work with various such tools (Makefile, META, etc.), I found out
that I rely strongly on example files that I can copy/paste and
modify/adapt. With time I have accumulated some templates for
Makefile/META/_tags/myocamlbuild.ml covering my basics need, and I know
where to look for more advanced things to imitate. I have not yet
accumulated a comprehensive set of reusable _oasis files (though the
documentation is certainly in the good direction), but I think it's just a
matter of time.

And before OASIS-DB, there should be "oasis bundle", that should do
> exactly what you ask me.
> I can try to create an experimental oasis-bundle-0.2.0.tar.gz. Will you
> test it?

Certainly I'd be glad to give it a try.

 > It's a triviality to say but I'm quite happy with the change in
> command-line
> > invocation style (OASIS -setup => oasis setup). Four small comments
> > regarding this : [..]
> All this seems quite reasonable. May I ask you to submit feature
> requests about this on the BTS?