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[Bug-zile] Re: Please consider merging patches from my github fork

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: [Bug-zile] Re: Please consider merging patches from my github fork
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 23:33:08 +0100

On 3 April 2011 08:33, Gary V. Vaughan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Actually, there's nothing to do with luajit in there, I just forked from that
> repo to save resources since it was on github already.  I rolled malkia's
> changes back and then merged in your upstream commits to his
> original branch point.

So really it's just a fork of my repository? Although as you point out
we can't have the sheer convenience of github here, I'm quite happy if
you send me git format-patch patches that I can review and
reject^Wapply with git am as appropriate.

> I only notice the incompatibilities
> with the Apple shipped toolset because I'm trying to minimize the amount
> of time I have to spend configuring a new machine befor I can use it... if
> it's not on the installation media, and it doesn't fit in my DropBox account,
> I'm trying not to use it.

But you have to get hold of gnulib, right? So it seems to me that a
script that does a git checkout of gnulib and downloads and installs
recent versions of the autotools is going to save you time over what
you currently do and also space in dropbox; I really mean just a
number of

wget URL && tar xjf FILE && cd DIR && ./configure && make && sudo make install


> That's interesting... I actually moved from Debian to Mac OS about 8
> years ago because the hardware support was terrible,

Well, I switched from Debian to Ubuntu about 6-7 years ago for the
same reason. Things are much better in Ubuntu AND Debian now, I
believe; certainly, I have happily installed Ubuntu for other users
and had few hardware problems.

> I sometimes run Linux in a vm, but haven't found a minimalist distro
> with a good package selection that I really like yet... I'm using tinycore
> at the moment.

I would use Debian or Ubuntu from a netinstall (~15Mb ISO image) as it
starts small but still gives you whatever you want.


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