LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 06-25-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
gnashley
Amigo developer
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,727

Rep: Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452
PkgBuild-0.9 is released with new features.


After about a month of intensive work, I've released a new version of PkgBuild. The code base has more than doubled and many handy features have been added.

Some of what it now does automatically tries to make packages conform better to a Slackware standard, so they may be sort of controversial. I hope so! That way I can get a consensus
on some things and change them if needed before reaching a 1.0 version.
I'd love to have any suggestions for improvement or 'idiot alerts' that are necessary. I wrote it so I always do the right thing with it. Some of you have more experience with idiots, or are one , may be able to find errors that I've missed.

I believe this to be the safest and smartest package maker yet for building Slackware packages, even though there are many areas that need improvement as I get there.

Features that you still miss have often already been in planning for awhile, but I welcome all suggestions, please.

You'll need installwatch to use it which you can get from here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...6.3-i486-1.tgz

Here's the link for PkgBuild-0.9
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...9-noarch-1.tgz
 
Old 06-25-2006, 09:25 PM   #2
Anonymo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Distribution: Slackware, Archlinux, CentOS
Posts: 181

Rep: Reputation: 27
You sound very confident. Will check it out later to see how it works.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 12:54 AM   #3
gnashley
Amigo developer
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,727

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452
I had an e-mail a few days ago from a user who siad he found PkgBuild versy intuitive to use.
I hope you will try it and provide feedback.
I've kind of surprised myself with this, one to be honest.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
Anonymo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Distribution: Slackware, Archlinux, CentOS
Posts: 181

Rep: Reputation: 27
I think I know the feeling. It's a feeling of accomplishment in your stomach and excitement all over because you were able to do something or learn something and you want to share it with the world.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 10:44 AM   #5
cwwilson721
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: In my house.
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10 64bit, Slackware 13.1 64-bit
Posts: 2,649
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 65
Can't help but be amused a little:
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnashley
After about a month of intensive work, I've released a new version of PkgBuild. The code base has more than doubled and many handy features have been added.
Good work. Good code. Keep it up.

But with that opening line, don't be surprised if Bill Gates knocks on your door and offers you a job.....lmao

Last edited by cwwilson721; 06-26-2006 at 10:46 AM.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 12:27 PM   #6
gnashley
Amigo developer
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,727

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452Reputation: 452
Well, the code was just a bit over 500 lines for version-0.4. And it least now I can call some of them features and not 'features'.

You allude to the lines of code for Windows, seems I read that the code for just the NTFS stuff is over 10 million lines.

Last edited by gnashley; 06-26-2006 at 12:30 PM.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 12:36 PM   #7
cwwilson721
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: In my house.
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10 64bit, Slackware 13.1 64-bit
Posts: 2,649
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 65
It was an attempt at humor.....

I'm still giggling a little.

Windows brags about "Bigger and Better", so I thought I'd allude to that for you...

But if your code gets to 10 million lines, I don't think I'd use it anymore.

And, like you, I appreciate real features, not bugs they call "features" because they can't get rid of them...lol
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Announcing Amigo-PkgBuild-0.3 gnashley Amigo 2 02-15-2009 04:13 PM
New LQ Features jeremy Linux - News 80 03-04-2007 06:21 PM
Features of KDE vs. Features of Gnome donlinux Linux - Newbie 17 12-04-2005 12:01 PM
Slackware features? rusty_slacker Slackware 49 12-02-2004 04:45 AM
RH 7.2 Security Features CarlJ Linux - Security 3 04-13-2003 12:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration