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Re: [school-discuss] projects

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 01:35:03PM -0400, LM wrote:
> It may be in vain, but some of these changes are not the type
> of thing that would get accepted upstream.  I've sent patches
> that weren't so specialized to some projects and some projects
> just aren't open to accepting patches.

It happens; might help to publish your patchsets in some form
so that distributions could pick them up, I've seen things
flowing upstream more easily after testing in distros.

As I'm packaging things for ALT Linux, maybe this process
could be facilitated somewhat to get the ball rolling
(but then again the periods of heavy swapping do occur).

> I am trying to minimize how to apply the patches, so they can
> be moved to future versions more easily if the application or
> library is still actively developed.

Good :-)

> On the other hand, I don't know if I want to go as far as
> making everything build statically to avoid issues with
> libraries and paths.  I'm trying to investigate a middle
> ground.

Well your ideas are interesting but it's a hard endeavor
to achieve that single-handed; hence my suggestion to trade
something in and look at the existing distributions as a base.
My colleague who maintains musl package in ALT might have
proposed examining Alpine Linux for that matter I guess...

 ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  ------ Linux.Kiev http://www.linux.kiev.ua/
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