[asdf-devel] Should ASDF define many packages?

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 31 19:47:14 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 9:12 PM, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Alternatively, I would contemplate the possibility of including a
> > configuration step in ECL that downloads the latest ASDF. That would be
> > easy, just looking for the existence of internet connection + wget/curl,
> but
> > we would need a stable and permanent address for ASDF files to be
> > downloaded. I mean individual files, not really a tarball.
> >
> I wrote a script to do just that in sbcl's contrib/asdf. They didn't
> get my latest version, but here's the Makefile target, that you can
> tailor to your needs:
> up:
>        if [ -d asdf-upstream ] ; then \
>        cd asdf-upstream ; git checkout release ; git reset --hard
> release ; git pull -a ; else \
>        git clone --branch release \
>        git://common-lisp.net/projects/asdf/asdf.git asdf-upstream ; fi

Do you realize that "git" is not a suitable distribution method for many
users? It would be more interesting to have a permanent web address for the
latest stable release, from which to download it -- a process that can then
be performed in many other ways.


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