Am 31.07.2012 03:10, schrieb Brad Anderson:
On Saturday, 19 May 2012 at 19:52:37 UTC, Sönke Ludwig wrote:
The VPM registry at http://registry.vibed.org/ now supports user
registration, so that anyone can add own packages. Packages currently
have to be hosted on github and must have a valid package.json file.
For anyone who is interested, some instructions are at
Have you given any thought to proposing VPM as the official D package
manager? It seems advanced enough in design to support a variety of
needs and, most importantly, it already works and is used by people.
I respect what Jacob wants to do with Orbit but he, like so many of us,
seems to have more ambition than time. It's kind of silly for D at
large to be lacking when VPM already exists and appears to be perfectly
capable of filing the role that so many people are dying for.
I have some ambivalent feelings about this. One one hand it is meant to
be quite general, would theoretically fit, and is in a working state,
but on the other hand it is still very limited right now:
- Needs some thought about project builds. Currently performs the
build itself using rdmd
- A related point is that packages are currently always compiled on
the same command line as the final project, so no precompiled libraries
or special build-time things
- Only project local package installs - no system wide installation
- Only supports github repositories
- No package signing
- Probably some more things
So I'm not really sure if it would take less work (or time) than
bringing up Orbit up to a releasable state.