[PD-dev] split out 'osc' and 'net' from 'mrpeach'?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Nov 29 18:36:18 CET 2010

On Nov 29, 2010, at 4:36 AM, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:

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> On 11/28/2010 10:17 PM, Martin Peach wrote:
>> On 2010-11-28 15:57, Roman Haefeli wrote:
>> That's another reason they should be in net instead of mrpeach: it  
>> seems
>> that having my name on the folder inhibits others from improving the
>> objects, so we end up with multiple parallel incompatible objects, in
>> this case with the same names.
> a)
> my intention when writing iemnet was to maintain compatibility with
> mrpeachnet  (with silently dropping things which i find either ugly
> hackz to circumvent problems in the current implementation (e.g the
> "unblock" message) or things that have nothing todo with networking  
> (the
> possibility to directly send the contents of files)
> in most cases they should thus be exchangeablee
> b)
> my intention as a debian packager was to provide both packages as
> "pd-iemnet" and "pd-mrpeachnet", not making any of those the  
> "canonical"
> library.
> i still think thaat both share sufficient parts of their interface to
> make them be called "compatible", so i would also make both of them
> provide "pd-net", allowing people to use them as "net/udpsend" (if  
> they
> can stick to the common API) or as "mrpeach/net/udpsend" if they  
> cannot
> live without sending entire files directly.
> i haven't done the actual packaging yet (given my currently available
> time...)

It is OK IMHO to have iemnet use the names as the mrpeach objects as  
long as the stated goal is interface compatibility.  But I think this  
packaging idea is just added complication without and real benefit.  A  
library is a library in Debian from what I have seen.  I've never seen  
this kind of arrangement for libraries in Debian, so I think it would  
be a bad idea to start it with Pd.


> mfgasdr
> IOhannes
> PS: and yes, i agree that the packages should be grouped by  
> functionality.
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