F21 Self Contained Change: Playground repository

Jens Petersen petersen at redhat.com
Wed Apr 9 01:10:21 UTC 2014

> However, earlier this year it also started using another, as far as I
> know locally created buildsystem. "GN" at first was not buildable from
> source at all. However, it seems that they have improved this and you
> can now build it from source on x86_64 (only).

That sounds problematic - why x86_64 only?
Hopefully that could be fixed?

BTW shake [1] seems to be able to handle ninja [2].
I posted a review request for it recently. [3]

> So, aside the bundling, chromium has other issues. Would a package that
> doesn't build from source be allowed in the playground repo? (ie, uses
> downloaded GN binaries to build)

I would say no.  Playground should only contain packages built
fully from source.

So if chromium is only buildable from source for x86_64 currently
then so be it.


[1] https://github.com/ndmitchell/shake/blob/master/README.md
[2] https://github.com/ndmitchell/shake/blob/master/docs/Ninja.md
[3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1082515

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