Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Mon Jun 20 03:46:52 PDT 2016

On 20 June 2016 at 11:43, Rainer Müller wrote:
> Furthermore, back to the topic of Snappy packages, I recommend to read
> this post by Kyle Keen. He describes how distributions adapt software to
> the needs of their users. This mostly also applies to MacPorts, as we
> often have to patch software to make it work on OS X at all or to  work
> with our own policies (filesystem hierarchy, port select, etc.).

Thanks for the link to an amazing article!


PS: A citation that probably applies to us:

Let's say you don't have the infrastructure for a giant build server,
but you still want it to be easy for devs to get software into the
distro. First and foremost, your distro should be easy to contact. Put
in big letters on the home page something like "Want your software in
the official repo? Send an email to this address and our maintainers
will look at your proposal and get back to you soon."

(even though in reality our problem is more in reviewing existing tickets ...)

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