[wpkg-users] Excluding particular OS and architecture types from patch application

Lukasz Zalewski lukas at dcs.qmul.ac.uk
Wed Apr 28 21:21:08 CEST 2010

"Rainer Meier" <r.meier at wpkg.org> wrote:
Hi Rainer
>Hi Lukasz,
>On 28.04.2010 18:24, Lukasz Zalewski wrote:
>> Would you consider reviewing/accepting a patch if i was going to submit
>> one?
>Well, currently I fear that I will not have time to review it. Moreover there
>are really a LOT of constraints to be taken into account.
>In addition I do not plan to make a lot of modifications on the current stable
>version. Especially no new features.
I meant sometime in the near future, or/if you have time ;). I need to find out a bit more about the wpkg.js first

>> Do you mean something along the lines
>> <package package-id="7zip" OSGreaterorequal="6.1" />
>> That is interesting, however i think conceptually the OS and arch
>> dependency belongs to the package itself rather than its profile
>> assignment.
>Yes, something like this.
>I disagree that packages should be OS dependent. The vast majority of software
>packages run on any Windows version available. The decision not to install it on
>specific Windows version belongs more to the profile than to the package. Sure
>there are some packages which should not be applied on specific OS versions but
>if the profile supports limiting the package assignment to OS it can be handled
>perfectly on profile level.
>Feel free to create a patch of wpkg.js and support it yourself. If a lot of
>users switch to your modified versions you might take over the support of WPKG.
>As long as people are asking here for support I feel responsible for the
>features and if I start to implement all these requests without taking into
>account all side-effects I will be completely overwhelmed by bug reports about
>features I did not even want to implement because I knew in advance that they
>cause problems.



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