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Re: [alpine-devel] Why? ACF - million repos </sarcasm>

From: Ted Trask <>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 05:48:12 -0700 (PDT)

Yes, the reason there are lots of repositories is for ease of releasing
packages. When they're separate, they can be released separately with different
versions. It can be annoying when I need to update a bunch of packages at the
same time, like I did yesterday. But, that's pretty rare. Usually when I make a
major rev bump on core and have to update all affected ACFs.


----- Original Message ----
From: Natanael Copa <>
Cc: Alpine-devel <>
Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 8:18:03 AM
Subject: Re: [alpine-devel] Why? ACF - million repos </sarcasm>

On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:08:31 -0400
Jeremy Thomerson <> wrote:

> Why are all (54) of the ACF modules in their own repo?

When those were created there was some expectation that there would be
millions of ACF package maintainers. Each acf would be treated as a
separate project. There was also a backthought that ACF projects should
be distro agnostic and not an alpine linux thing only.

> How would
> everyone feel about merging them into one repo? Wouldn't that make
> it easier to maintain / develop for?

We have talked about that before. Then you cannot make new release by
just doing git tag. You can ofcourse do a makefile target for releases.

We could also treat the ACF as one big monolitic project and have one
APKBUILD for it with tons of subpackages. But then would all ACF
modules have same version number so there would be 54 package upgrades
every time any package changed.

I suppose my opinon don't count that much since I'm not involved there
so much. I have been thining of looking at ACF when get time but...
"get time" tend to never happen.

I leave it up to the people who works on it. (tdtrask)

> Jeremy Thomerson


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