[adelie-devel] Re: main/ -> system/ + user/ vs aports.git fork [1]

From: Max Rees <maxcrees_at_me.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:21:52 -0500

On Feb 11 02:00 PM, A. Wilcox wrote:
> Currently we have a "fork" of aports.git. It's very difficult to rebase
> what we have, so it definitely needs to "restart" imo. We can move
> aports.git to aports-historic.git and then re-clone from Alpine to make
> it cleaner, but I think the better thing is to pull all the packages
> that we want to keep different from Alpine and put them in system/ in
> packages.git, leaving our aports.git fork strictly for changes we wish
> to upstream.

This makes sense to me. I was concerned about what would happen to the
old repo, so archiving it seems like a good idea.

> audacious (and audacious-plugins):
> We are shipping the Qt variant. Alpine are shipping the Gtk variant.
> Since Alpine doesn't have Qt5 in main/ we unfortunately cannot upstream
> this change. We could rename it audacious-qt and ship it in user/,
> where even Alpine users could enjoy it, but it would need a maintainer.

audacious-qt is probably the better choice. Gentoo also calls it
audacious-qt, so there is some precedent.

> ffmpeg:
> We enable a LOT more plugins: libcdio, ladspa, lzma, libspeex, freetype,
> wavpack, libwebp, and pulseaudio output support. Almost none of those
> are in Alpine main/ so it is impossible to add them to ffmpeg
> dependencies upstream. I really don't want to maintain ffmpeg myself
> since it is a frequent security flyer; if someone else wants to maintain
> it in system/ then that is fine. As someone who *uses* three of those
> plugins on my own system,

I think you forgot to finish this part.

> freetype:
> Our freetype-profile.sh differs (we enable infinality by default). We
> have no other changes. Alpine upstream temporarily did re-enable
> infinality by default, but they did not like it (I believe there was
> some bug in their XFCE 4 maybe?) so they reverted it.

There is something weird going on with the LCD filtering such that only
"lcdnone" is usable on Adélie last time I tried, and even then there are
still some visual artifacts. I'm not sure if this is related to
infinality or not but it's worth investigating.

The rest of your proposals make sense to me.

Received on Sun Feb 11 2018 - 22:22:16 UTC

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