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Re: IceCat-68.2.0-guix0-preview2 now available via GNU Guix

From: Johannes Marbach
Subject: Re: IceCat-68.2.0-guix0-preview2 now available via GNU Guix
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 21:27:59 +0100

On 10/31/19 9:12 PM, Mark H Weaver wrote:
> Hi Gary,
> I took the liberty of rearranging your reply to bottom-posting style and
> making the quoting more clear, to make it easier for others to follow
> the natural order of our conversation.
> Gary Driggs <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Oct 31, 2019, at 12:41 PM, Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Gary Driggs <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Kudos for your work on this, Mark. Is there any chance that this is
>>>> also available on a source code repository?
>>> I can understand the desire for this, but I personally do not have the
>>> server resources required to host a 388 megabyte source tarball for
>>> public download, sorry.
>> There are several free repos out there; GitLab, Bit Bucket,
>> Sourceforge, etc. I think GNU runs one as well called
>> Savannah. q.v. https://www.gnu.org/software/repo-criteria-evaluation.html
>> & https://about.gitlab.com/2015/05/20/gitlab-gitorious-free-software
> To be clear, I'm not officially part of the upstream IceCat project.  I
> haven't even asked for commit access to the git repository.  I'm just a
> volunteer who stepped up to contribute some patches, and I happen to be
> the defacto maintainer of the IceCat package in GNU Guix.
> If someone else would like to build the preliminary source tarball using
> Guix and make it available for public download, I would welcome it.  I'm
> already heavily overloaded with other urgent tasks unrelated to IceCat,
> and I cannot afford to take on another job, sorry.
>      Regards,
>        Mark

For what it's worth, once guix is installed, creating the source tarball
locally with the command given in the initial mail in this thread is not
very fast but quite easy. I had no issues with it on OpenSuse. Still
waiting for my laptop to finish compiling it though..

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