[arch-haskell] Status of OpenGL in Arch Haskell?
gdweber at iue.edu
gdweber at iue.edu
Wed Jul 11 17:41:07 CEST 2012
On 2012-Jul-11, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM, <gdweber at iue.edu> wrote:
> > "hoko" requested adding the OpenGL package and others
> > in issue #73 on archhaskell/habs.
> > I made a pull request (issue #82) two weeks ago which would
> > add OpenGL and related packages.
> > I'm puzzled by the lack of response (no comments or other action).
> > Does it mean:
> > - The addition of OpenGL is unwelcome?
> > - My commits need improvement before they can be pulled?
> > Please tell me how.*
> > - The habs maintainers are very busy? If this is the case,
> > I'm sorry to be a pest. I'm a little nervous about its being
> > "closed due to age" like #52.
> > *From somewhere I have the impression that I should
> > "rebase" my branch onto master, maybe something like this:
> > $ git checkout master
> > $ git pull upstream # upstream is archhaskell/habs
> > $ git push myfork master # myfork is gdweber/habs
> > $ git checkout opengl # opengl is my topic branch
> > $ git rebase master
> > $ git push myfork opengl
> > But there is a very stern warning,
> > "Do not rebase commits that you have pushed to a public repository"
> > from the Pro Git book,
> > http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-Branching-Rebasing
> > so I'm hesitant to do that without explicit instructions.
> > I'm very inexperienced with git.
> It's mostly due to inactivity by me.
> If you were to do the following:
> 1. rebase on archhaskell/master
I will give this a try.
> 2. build for both i686 and x86_64
I can do this for x86_64, but I do not have access to any i686
with Arch Linux, so as far as I know, I can't build packages for i686.
> 3. upload the built packages to a place where I can get them
I think I can find such a place.
> all before I make the next set of updates (will most likely not happen
> until the weekend), then you have minimised my work and maximised your
> chances of getting your work pulled.
> ## On working with git
> My policy on rebasing in git: never rebase any published branch that
> others are supposed to base their work on. That means I never rebase
> `master` or any hotfix branch. My development branches on the other
> hand I rebase as I like, and sometimes I publish them in order to
> easily work on them from different computers.
> ## On working with git in archhaskell
> The `cblrepo.db` file isn't very well suited for version control as it
> is managed by `cblrepo` at the moment.
> I think that a simple
> alphabetic sort on the file would improve the situation, but I haven't
> added that to the tool yet. In practice this means that at the moment
> pull requests are of limited value since rebasing a changeset that
> touches `cblrepo.db` is more work than using `cblrepo` to add the
> packages 'manually'. Also, modifying the git repo is the minor part
> of adding or updating a package. What takes time is building the
> affected packages for both supported platforms.
Oh, I see! So you don't really want pull requests, but built
packages. Would it be better for me to just email you, when I
have packages to contribute, or open an issue, instead of a pull request?
Thanks for the instructions and clarifications.
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