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Re: Tracking upstream releases

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: Tracking upstream releases
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:17:55 -0400

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 8:54 AM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello!
> We now have a number of importers, which is great, but so far we had no
> support to update packages once they had been imported, even though most
> of the code to do that already is in the importer.
> So commit 0a7c5a09 generalizes the upstream-tracking code from (guix
> gnu-maintenance) a bit, such that we can then easily define “updaters”
> based on the import code.  As an example, subsequent commits add an
> updater for ELPA and one for CRAN.  The end result is:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> $ ./pre-inst-env guix refresh -t cran -t elpa
> gnu/packages/statistics.scm:819:13: r-testthat would be upgraded from 0.10.0 
> to 0.11.0
> gnu/packages/emacs.scm:856:13: emacs-auctex would be upgraded from 11.88.6 to 
> 11.88.9
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> (When ‘-t’ is omitted, all the updaters are used.)
> So, I invite you to add an updater for your favorite importer!
> It’s easy and super cool!  :-)

This is awesome!  I will add some updaters when I get a chance.


- Dave

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