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Re: [Review - Not yet] rdesktop
Harold L Hunt II wrote:
4) The script builds in the same directory as the source code. I don't
like that. I have not yet (I hope) released a package that does this
and I don't give good reviews to packages that do it. If the package
fails to build out of the source directory, than you can either use
lndir or the similar but more portable suggestion that Chuck Wilson had
a few weeks/months ago (don't remember what it was called). If they
cygbuild script doesn't yet support this, then it isn't ready for
prime-time and you should hack up one of the scripts from another source
package to do the job in the mean time.
Disagree. It is NOT a requirement that you must be able to build a
package outside of the source dir. *I* find it convenient to do so,
solely because it makes it easier to generate a patch without
build-generated files making a mess of it. But that's an issue for the
maintainer; if Jari has another system that works for him, let's not put
barriers in his way.
Jari's package: (1) distributes source (2) distributes a patch (3)
contains a build script. Except for the naming issues and worries about
clobbering that you raise, his system looks like it satisfies the spirit
behind our packaging guidelines. That's enough for me.