[Slackbuilds-users] sbopkg and the README/.info files (REQUIRES line)

Mauro Giachero mauro.giachero at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 17:09:39 UTC 2012

Hi all.

I'm not going to enter the "Slackware vs Dependencies" battle, but I'm
sorry that there's the impression that "sbopkg developers don't care". Even
through I'm not actively working on sbopkg I *do* care about users, and I'm
sure slakmagik and Chess do, too.
My experience with sbopkg is that adding features is never as easy and
painless as it seems before starting (taking the maintenance efforts in the
picture, of course), so I can't really blame slakmagik if he isn't willing
to develop and/or maintain a feature he thinks shouldn't be there in the
first place.

Given that it's not a good time for me to work on sbopkg (I have no
Slackware boxes any more) I'm not going to volunteer, either. However I've
been able to update the queue repository adding a sbo-14.0 branch with
queues generated from the REQUIRES directives. Since the process requires
much less manual intervention, if there's interest I think I'll be also
able to keep it up to date (where "up to date" means "less than two months
old" ;-))

Hope this will be good enough for most users. If not, please let me know.
Mauro Giachero
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