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From Sylvain Wallez <sylv...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [vote] gump-related stuff
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2005 13:38:34 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

>We should try to make it easier for gump to work with us. Our build
>system is a little hacky in that regard since it uses partial gump
>information to build cocoon.
>
>Gump strongly suggests people to move their gump descriptors over to the
>gump repository, so that all apache committers have access to it, not
>just cocoon committers. This increases the ability for others to fix the
>problems that we might introduce. At the same time, this is not
>possible, since our build depends on that *and* we can't svn:externalize
>it because the gump metadata is not (yet!) in SVN (we could get it from
>viewcvs, though, but it sounds hacky)
>
>So, the easiest thing is to allow gump committers to modify our
>'gump.xml' files.
>
>So, issue #1: would you like to allow this?
>  
>

+1. Let's knowledged gumpers fix the descriptor when then find errors 
rather than having to send patches.

>                                   - o -
>
>There is another issue: cocoon has unique packages that we only depend
>on and we place them in our gump.xml file, problem is that later on
>other projects might start using those and collisions might happen. Gump
>is not really happy when naming collisions happen (its datamodel is not
>namespaced, yet) so one way to do it better is to ask the gump folks to
>package the things we depend on directly. Means that its a little slower
>turnover.
>  
>

What does this mean concretely? That the libs we depend on will be 
managed at Gump?

>So, issue #2, would you like to ask the gump people to move our library
>dependencies currently in gump.xml over in the gump metadata repository
>instead?
>  
>

Don't know yet...

Sylvain

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Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies
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