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Re: Opam package publication (was Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] beta-release of OPAM)

>> Homebrew use the concept of 'taps' where people can register alternative 
>> repositories, which will contain domain-specific packages (ocaml uses to 
>> have one before being integrated in the main repo). Doing that for OPAM is 
>> (I think) a bit overkill.  
> Well to me it seems that opam already has the concept, tap = repo (or maybe I 
> don't understand what a homebrew tap is).

Yes, that's pretty similar, but 'brew search' will also search into some 
pre-defined taps and you have predefined names for some of them. I just don't 
feel we need such tight integration in OPAM.

>> However, I'm happy to have a REPOSITORIES file at the root of 
>> OCamlPro/opam-repositories which lists the available repositories, and write 
>> a small script to automatically sync with these repo regularly. Feel free to 
>> add your repository in there, and I'll write the update script.
> Feels like a step in the right direction to me. But I don't think it's a good 
> idea to make it fully automatic or at least something sensitive should be 
> done to handle potential conflicts.

By automatic, I mean, we can have a script looking at the new packages 
available and create pull request for them in opam-repository (and we can 
continue to use the same workflow).




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