From: Paul Rohr (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 17 2002 - 10:25:34 EDT
At 04:05 AM 7/17/02 -0700, Joaquin Cuenca Abela wrote:
>--- F J Franklin <F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk> wrote:
> > As far as the build system is concerned, I think
> > we'll probably just
> > replace it with our own - perhaps we should just
> > import libgsf under
> > abi/src/other ?
>As Paul noted a while ago, a peer library will be a
>more suitable place to libgsf.
Yep. Here's the relevant distinction.
Peers are where we keep our (stable) copies of other people's
actively-maintained libraries. The only changes there are build system
cruft, if needed, and perhaps bug fixes that haven't yet been accepted
By contrast, abi/src/other is where we park stuff that we *do* need to fork
for some reason (such as our extensive surgery on a subset of the ispell
In general, our historical preference has been to use code as peers when we
can (ie, other people are actively maintaining it, and we just do version
upgrades as needed). I know that this policy can be obnoxious for people
maintaining our build system, but it's nice for all the rest of us.
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