[Slackbuilds-users] JOBS variable support, and Slamd64 patches handling

JK Wood joshuakwood at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 22:44:06 EDT 2008

Just my two cents... I'd be happy to act as maintainer for any and all
Slamd64-related patches that I submit.

On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org>

> Aleksandar Samardzic wrote:
> > 1. As for JOBS variable support, the idea is to have variable defined
> > at the start of SlackBuild as follows:
> >   JOBS=${JOBS:1}
> > and then to change "make" invocation to:
> >   make -j ${JOBS}
> > with the intention to allow to users having multi-core machines to
> > speed-up compilation times significally. This is actually something
> > that I intended to suggest to adding to SlackBuild script template
> > long time ago, so - any opinions?
> This has been added to the template.SlackBuild as of today:
>   JOBS=${JOBS:-3}
> If there's some sort of namespace conflict with that, someone better
> clue me in really fast before it gets wider usage here.  :)
> > 2. I was thinking that no direct support for Slamd64 is offered here
> > at SBo, however while searching to find is there any other SlackBuild
> > employing above described JOBS mechanism, I found that for example
> > wine SlackBuild supports both this mechanism and Slamd64...  So I
> > guess it may be OK to apply Carlos patches to my SlackBuilds; on the
> > other side, I don't have any Slamd64 installation accessible, and
> > don't have plans for making one on my own machine, thus I would prefer
> > not to take maintainership  for something alike.  Again - any
> > suggestion here: to not include patches, to include them and state
> > directly that other person is responsible regarding all Slamd64
> > related issues, to have them hosted separately (maybe also here at
> > SBo) and only point to them from README files,... ?
> This is still under consideration among the admins; I think we've more
> or less reached a decision, but it's not official yet.  We'll post an
> announcement here when we finalize it.
> -RW
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