[Slackbuilds-users] OPTIONAL field [was: qemu/spice-gtk and usbredir]
ts at websafe.pl
Sun Nov 6 16:31:37 UTC 2016
On 11/05/2016 09:20 PM, Andrzej Telszewski wrote:
> On 05/11/16 20:59, King Beowulf wrote:
>> to sift and test all OPTIONAL
> No, no, no.
> You're confusing what OPTIONAL is about.
> It's about replicating *THE SAME INFORMATION THAT YOU PUT IN THE README*
> into the .info file, so *MACHINES* can understand it.
> You are not going to test it more than you do already.
> Let's finally understand that.
What really needs to be discussed is the acceptable format of the
OPTIONAL field. Implementation by the backend of SlackBuilds.org
and package building tools (sbopkg/sbotools/slpkg) is another
subject which is not important now, because we should let the
maintainers of these tools (and Slackbuilds.org) decide if they
implement this field or not.
In the worst case, if we agree how the format of OPTIONAL
should look, we don't have to put this field in *.nfo,
we can put it in the README or README.slackware or even create
a dedicated SaaS returning the OPTIONAL value for each
package via SOAP API call ;-)
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