[Dev] 0.7 Linux story
twl at osafoundation.org
Tue Dec 6 14:02:02 PST 2005
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+1 for Ubuntu Breezy
If you include the Ubuntu universe repository, you will get kcachegrind.
On Dec 6, 2005, at 10:39 AM, Heikki Toivonen wrote:
> Until now we have done most of our development and testing on Fedora
> Core Linux. The FC 2 we've been using is quite outdated by now. We've
> also found that keeping FC system up to date, and upgrading to
> newer FC
> versions can be quite a bit of work. This is just to say it's again
> to think about our Linux story.
> First of all, I do think it is beneficial to have one official Linux
> version which is supported by IT, so there is the question of which
> distribution should we choose for general, IT-supported Linux
> My first suggestion would be to go with Ubuntu. It is a distribution
> growing very fast in following, it has active corporate backer and it
> just seems to work well. Many people at OSAF already use it. Since
> Debian based, keeping an Ubuntu system up to date and even
> upgrading it
> to newer versions is easy.
> My main reservation against Ubuntu is that it is lacking in some
> developer tools and some more esoteric programs. With this I mean the
> binaries available in the package database - one can of course always
> get the sources and build. One such missing piece is KCachegrind which
> is a nice program to analyze profile runs visually. If we could
> find an
> easy way to get all the dev tools on Ubuntu, this wouldn't be an
> Anybody have other viable suggestions (I think we want to stick to
> popular distribution)? Votes for or against Ubuntu?
> In 0.7 we should also take a more careful look at how we distribute
> Chandler on Linux. Ideally with modern package systems we'd have
> Chandler rely on packages already on the system (or installed
> because of
> marked dependencies).
> To make this possible we need to do some work with our build
> system. The
> actual packaging of Chandler could be done by volunteers already
> familiar with the packaging systems of their platforms. This starts
> making sense now that Chandler is actually becoming usable.
> I've also been keeping an eye on some new/unusual packaging systems on
> Linux which we might want to try out. For example, there is Klik which
> resembles the OSX system in the sense that you make a disk image of
> everything your program needs, and mount that to run the program. This
> means you avoid much of the hassle of library version mismatches.
> Heikki Toivonen
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