I'm currently working on packaging github.com/writeas/writefreely
, a platform for
building writing spaces. Some of its dependencies are currently not packaged for Fedora,
so I'm seeking some advice on the granularity to which I should be packaging each
depends on github.com/writeas/web-core
. This is a library
that is used by the project developers (write.as) for all their shared code. It is likely
that this will be used as a dependency for future packages (for example, when their photo
sharing service, snap.as, gets released), but unlikely that it will ever be used by anyone
other than these developers.
Therefore, should github.com/writeas/web-core
be its own package, should I bundle it in
with writefreely, should it be a subpackage of writefreely, or indeed something else?
Additionally, web-core has its own dependencies of the same kind. Where possible, I have
submitted PRs[1,2,3] to their repo to reduce unnecessary dependencies, but web-core still
depends upon github.com/writeas/impart
. These libraries
are both unlikely to be used anywhere else; should these be bundled too?
If the correct course of action is to bundle the dependencies (in a nested way), I would
really appreciate somebody experienced at packaging Go packages to give some guidance on
how to do this sensibly with the Go SPEC file macro system. This is especially since the
current documentation seems pretty light on the topic of dealing with SPEC files with
Also, this is my first time joining a mailing list to actually get involved with the
Fedora project, so do let me know if this sort of question actually belongs elsewhere.