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Re: Browserified copy and DFSG


On Mon 10 Sep 2018 at 11:00AM +1200, Michael Hudson-Doyle wrote:

> I actually implemented something like this for Go in Ubuntu when we were
> looking at building Go shared libraries but we gave up on that whole
> approach (because even minor releases of Go upstream tend to break ABI and
> the churn becomes endless).

The Haskell team follows https://stackage.org/ for as many packages as
we can to try to reduce this churn.  Does nothing like that exist for Go

> It's not actually so bad with Go because the -dev packages ship source code
> only and so if a library package is updated, you only have to build the
> packages that install binaries that use that library package. You don't
> have this game of having to build all the rdeps recursively and in the
> right order.

Ah, interesting, different indeed.

Sean Whitton

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