[Dirvish] TODO for Dirvish
keithl at kl-ic.com
Tue Dec 7 09:42:56 PST 2004
On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 10:54:09PM -0800, Doug Hanks wrote:
Good hearing from you, Doug!
> 1) Change the Author of Dirvish to J.W. on
> http://freshmeat.net/projects/dirvish/ until the project has
> progressed whereas less than 50% of the original code makes up the
> entire sum.
Since freshmeat seems to confuse author=developer=maintainer, the author
field is designed to direct email correspondence to the maintainer in a
non-confusing way. JW will always be author of dirvish, regardless of
percentage of code. So, I put a sentence "JW Schultz is the original
author of dirvish" in the "about" section. This is all we can do given
the fixed format fields.
Here is what I have from the Freshmeat admin:
> It is best for a living person to be listed in the author field in the
> freshmeat record for a project, because this field is used to let people
> contact the author, and the deceased very rarely answer their email. Thus,
> I've set you to be the owner of the project record and set the author fields
> of the project record to be blank. If you want, you can put the name of J.W.
> Schultz in the author field, but in that case you should leave the email
> address blank.
> Daniel Pearson
> <news-admins at freshmeat.net>
> 2) Configure Automake and Libtool (I can do this)
> 3) Create a new platform independent release with the use of libtool.
> I can double-check the code on the following platforms: Solaris, AIX,
> HPUX, Linux and HPUX.
I am curious about what these tools do for us specifically, for dirvish.
They seem to be for compiling source files (like C) into executables and
libraries. Dirvish is a collection of perl scripts, and has an
"install.sh" but no objects to make with a makefile. The ".pl" files
are concatenated into the executables by install.sh .
So, how would this work with Automake and Libtool instead? Could you
describe the process users would go through, or how the .pl files might
Note, one of the things I am contemplating is bolting on the user level
single-file restore script from backuppc, so more structure in the
install and maintenance would be useful. How do we support such
enhancements with Automake and Libtool?
> 4) Announce this release on FM and SF. I already have a full-blown
> development account created on SF if needs be. I'm the inventor and
> maintainer of sudosh http://sourceforge.net/projects/sudosh/
I will take a look!
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