On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 11:08:14AM +0200, Igor Raits wrote:
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On Mon, 2020-06-22 at 09:19 +0200, Petr Pisar wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 02:53:56PM -0400, David Cantrell wrote:
> > Around the idea and concept of modularity... what are the benefits
> > to Fedora,
> > Fedora developers, and Fedora contributors? Through the various
> > discussions
> > on modularity, nothing solid in this regard has been presented. If
> > I am
> > Fedora contributor now, what can modularity do for me?
> It can define a build order among packages of a module.
For that you don't actually have to design some special format. The
buildsystem should figure this out on its own. And there are such
buildsystems that do that - Open Build Service.
> It can change RPM macros in a build root (including SRPM build root).
I think this is not really good idea, but again - you don't have to
invent new format for this. Open Build Service allows you to do that in
a project configuration.
> It can use transient build dependencies (a package is built, only
> used as a build
> dependency of a consquitive package, and then dropped and never
> It can build and deliver a package against multiple exclusive
> (e.g. for different Fedora releases).
The same thing.
> It can build a package from dist-git sources that do not depend on a
Igor, the question was about modularity. Not about Open Build Service.