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From: Michael Haubenwallner <haubi@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Samuel Bernardo <samuelbernardo.mail@×××××.com>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: Open Build Service
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:04:27
Message-Id: 0c91575b-1a07-8fe3-ba29-1594a416e2f3@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Open Build Service by Samuel Bernardo
Hi,

another two cents:

On 11/10/2017 12:03 AM, Samuel Bernardo wrote:
> Hi, > > I send this email to know the devs opinion about Gentoo integration with > Open Build Service[1]. > > When creating specialized images and using an automated process for > testing before deployment, I think that Open Build Service would be > useful. It already support all major binary based distros and I think > that Gentoo could be in there also.
Well, Gentoo is a Meta Distribution, and it's binary instantiation usually does emerge on the users machine(s). So users actually do have their private binary distribution - either with or without caching the binary packages. (In my opinion, a binary distribution is little more than a cache for binary packages, to avoid the need for compilation resources on the target machine.) Of course there is chance that users do have identical profile setups (USE flags, optimization flags, etc.), which is where OBS (or similar) indeed feels useful. Rather than sharing binary packages, an idea is to share Gentoo user's profile setups - with the cache for binary packages to be optional (yet powered by some open build service). Note that some USE flags disallow binary packaging at all. Wouldn't we gain something like a "Social Linux Distribution Network" then? /haubi/

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[gentoo-dev] Re: Open Build Service Samuel Bernardo <samuelbernardo.mail@×××××.com>