[pkg-go] gcsfuse -- fuse file system for Google Cloud Storage

Aaron Jacobs jacobsa at google.com
Mon Jun 22 01:34:57 UTC 2015

Hi Michael,

Any progress with the remaining packages? Feel free to ignore my philosophical
questions/suggestions if they're not relevant or helpful.


On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 8:32 AM, Aaron Jacobs <jacobsa at google.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Michael Stapelberg
> <stapelberg at debian.org> wrote:
>> The Debian policy is to not ship copies of libraries in packages. For C,
>> that works quite well, since library authors are generally aware of SONAMEs
>> and when they need to bump them. For Go, package paths are supposed to never
>> break backwards compatibility, and it seems like most of the community
>> agrees. We haven’t had a single case of backwards compatibility breakage yet
>> (that I know of).
> I agree it's the convention to never break backwards compatibility, but it does
> happen from time to time. I will sheepishly raise my hand and say that I've
> done it, and will probably do it again, for code that I own where other code I
> own is the primary or sole user.
> In such a case, would bumping a major semantic version number (in the form of a
> git tag) help you? I guess this would be the analog of C library versions, but
> I don't actually know how Debian deals with the problem of dependent A needing
> version 1 and dependent B needing version 2, even for C libraries.
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 7:13 AM, Michael Stapelberg
> <stapelberg at debian.org> > golang-github-jacobsa-oglematchers is in
> Debian
>> golang-github-jacobsa-reqtrace is in Debian
>> golang-goprotobuf was updated in Debian
>> golang-github-jacobsa-oglemock is in the NEW queue
>> golang-github-jacobsa-ogletest is in the NEW queue
>> golang-google-appengine is in the NEW queue
>> golang-golang-x-oauth2 is in the NEW queue
> Great! Thank you. :-)
>> Looking at remaining dependencies, you could save me a lot of headaches if
>> you could split out github.com/googlecloudplatform/gcsfuse/timeutil into a
>> separate repository. Otherwise, we have circular dependencies
>> (github.com/googlecloudplatform/gcsfuse depends on github.com/jacobsa/fuse,
>> which depends on github.com/googlecloudplatform/gcsfuse/timeutil).
>> Also, either doing the same with github.com/jacobsa/gcloud/syncutil or
>> inlining the (github.com/jacobsa/fuse/fsutil).AnonymousFile call in
>> github.com/jacobsa/gcloud/gcs/tools/gcsthroughput/gcsthroughput.go would
>> help as well.
> I had been feeling guilty I hadn't done this anyway; thanks for the push. Done:
>     https://github.com/jacobsa/timeutil
>     https://github.com/jacobsa/syncutil

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