[RFC][CFV]: new BLFS profile maintainers needed
Kevin P. Fleming
kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Apr 15 16:46:13 PDT 2004
Joachim Beckers wrote:
> I would like to volunteer, but I'm not sure yet.
> I'm still a student and I can't devote time to this profile everyday.
> Howerever in July and August I'll be able to help 24/7 :-).
It won't take a lot of time, based on Thomas' comments, especially if we
can get someone's existing up-to-date profile to start with.
> Are there any skills necessary? (I know a bit about XML, I can read :-),
> unfortunately I know nothing about CVS, anything else needed?)
No particular skills needed; you don't really have to understand XML all
that well, just follow the existing profile entries and understand what
they make the ALFS tool do. The CVS knowledge needed is not too great
(and most of it is in the LFS/BLFS editor's guide), at least not until
we have to deal with branching/merging, but that's not likely to happen
with the BLFS profile.
> Is there already some document describing these changes?
> I only know that conditional execution was added, the rest is quite
Actually conditional execution is in the 3.1 DTD, but nALFS did not
implement it. nALFS 1.3 will support the DTD-3.1 conditional execution,
as well as the DTD-3.2 enhancements: more powerful conditionals, better
unpack/remove/move syntax (support for "base"), new patch syntax that
supports downloading/digest-checking/decompressing, etc.
> I have an old computer here (pentium I 233MHz) that is no longer used.
> With a broadband internet connection coming at the end of the week, I
> can use this PC to do test builds. Maybe even automatically, using cron
> and some bash-scripts.
That would be fine, albeit slow, for doing test builds. Remember that
we're talking about BLFS here, so that means KDE/Gnome/X and all that
stuff, so if the machine is RAM-limited that could make things a bit dicey.
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