[Geany-devel] Merging of Geany Plugins

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Thu Jun 4 12:23:53 UTC 2009

On Wed, 03 Jun 2009 18:54:35 +0200
Thomas Martitiz <s0523936 at htw-berlin.de> wrote:

> > Sounds interesting, but a combined release would be very useful for
> > anyone building from source,
> You can still do a combined release with that metapackage. That's why 

I should have been clearer. When I said release, I was talking about
the source tar.gz release, not packages. I understand the meta-package
idea, sounds good.

> > plus it gives packagers more freedom - it
> > seems to me that packaging all plugins together would be easier for the
> > packager.
> I can't connect both phrases. More freedom in packaging generally means 
> more work if the freedom wants to be kept. And saving work by putting 
> all plugins into one package surely doesn't extend the freedom of anyone.

I wasn't talking about user's freedom ;-)

I meant more generally about packagers on all different distros, that
it would probably be easier for a packager to just make one
geany-plugins package, which would be really awkward to maintain
without a central geany-plugins source release.

Individual packages are fine though, just wanted to mention that not
all distros would want to maintain them.


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