Package delivery without XCode
ctreleaven at macports.org
Mon May 18 14:11:37 PDT 2015
At 11:56 AM -0400 5/18/15, Brandon Allbery wrote:
>On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 11:01 AM, Craig Treleaven
><<mailto:ctreleaven at macports.org>ctreleaven at macports.org> wrote:
>OTOH, someone posted some information several weeks ago explaining
>how to determine if that licence conflict really applies or not.
>(Involves inspecting library linkages, as I recall.) I get the
>impression that our current policy is quite conservative and that a
>number of packages (many?) may actually qualify for binary
>distribution with some analysis and verification.
>But someone needs to put in that time --- and time is always a
>problem in a volunteer-run project.
Understood, I'm trying to gauge whether there is interest in taking
MacPorts in this direction. Right now, as I see it, MacPorts is
pretty much geared to coders and sophisticated users (system/network
administrators, etc). There exists a wider group of folks who just
want to run a specific application or two (say Darktable and Gimp,
just for instance). If such users could just install "Pallet-lite"
and then be able to install any of a few dozen major open-source
applications, that might be pretty popular.
In some ways, it might be the Mac App Store for open source.
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