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Date: 2004-05-07 (14:04)
From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml development site
On Fre, 2004-05-07 at 13:56, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 06:31:41AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > * Are the services provided by these tools enough for you?  If not,
> > >   please be specific.
> > 
> > I'm not sure that a SourceForge derivative is really the right tool for
> > a CPAN alternative.  Those tools are more designed to facilitate
> > development of individual projects rather than to facilitate managing a
> > massive repository of related projects.
> Yup, I think the idea is a little different from CPAN.  It's more like
> an alternative place to host projects which isn't Savannah (because of
> its well-publicised failures) or Sourceforge (depends on a company
> which may well go out of business).
> Of course, a CPAN-like repository could also happen, but I guess it
> would have to be part of GODI now, with a way to upload source code as
> well.

I would be quite glad if it were not part of GODI. Hosting projects is
something different than hosting packages for a certain package manager.
And currently, GODI does not have the capacity to do all. I am also
convinced that the integrated CPAN way is not the right way for ocaml,
it is too complex for a non-scripting language.

Gerd Stolpmann * Viktoriastr. 45 * 64293 Darmstadt * Germany 
gerd@gerd-stolpmann.de          http://www.gerd-stolpmann.de

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