xfce4-vala for xfce-4.8pre?

Stavros Giannouris stavrosg at hellug.gr
Mon Nov 22 17:03:03 CET 2010

On 17 November 2010 10:28, Natanael Copa <ncopa at alpinelinux.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 19:14 +0100, Mike Massonnet wrote:
>> The process to install from git is quite the same from a released
>> tarball. Instead of ./configure and make install you run ./autogen.sh
>> and make install, there is practically no difference :-)
> sure. *I* could use git snapshot. I make alpine linux and would like
> encourage use of xfce4-vala so I want make it easy for others. Just
> installing a package is convenient.
> so i thought that i could just backport the changes from git to the
> package, but guess what... patches does not apply. I assume that is due
> to the way xfce-dev-tools uses a script to generate a script to generate
> a script to generate another script to finally build the binary. (sorry
> i'm not really a fan of autotools in first place, but i find the
> configure.in.in... hum... "interesting")

I'm not sure I understood this correctly, but I presume that you've
already packaged 4.8pre1 for Alpine Linux.
If this is the case, and you also want to put up a package for
xfce4-vala, why not just package the current git version? It is
practically the same thing, and you don't have to put Mike through the
overhead of releasing it.



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