[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Bug#786836: packaging not yet ready for mass/stable usage

Sylvestre Ledru sylvestre at debian.org
Tue Jul 21 18:01:06 UTC 2015

I am currently in holidays but that seems a great plan. 

One of my Mozilla colleague told me that they are also planning to play more nicely in the future wrt packaging. 

Le 20 juillet 2015 13:51:19 GMT-07:00, Luca Bruno <lucab at debian.org> a écrit :
>On Wednesday 08 July 2015 01:42:43 Angus Lees wrote:
>> Do we have a list of what we're waiting for before allowing rustc to
>> migrate to testing?
>My very-subjective list is:
> 1. a working rustc+cargo combo for casual devs/users
> 2. a draft idea/experiment on how to tackle crate packaging
>> I guess specifically:
>> - is rustc.deb useful without cargo.deb?
>Personally, I would answer "no" here.
>> - Do we have any areas of concern that we will find it difficult to
>> away from if/when a better alternative shows up?
>ATM, I'm curious to see how well the libstd-rust-<hash> update will
>work after 
>next release, and stabilize that. (BTW, thanks for working on 1.1)
>Theoretically, I think the next hurdle could be stuff that sits
>different domains (like crates making use of FFI or purposely exposing 
>C-compatible interfaces). But I think this is not a strong point right
>> (I don't think we have anything that will be difficult to migrate
>> from, and thus we should allow rustc to enter testing as is (and even
>> stable release if there was one looming).
>I'm usually cautious, but I mostly agree with this.
>I think that during the 1.2 window we could have both a working cargo
>and some 
>experience with the whole libstd/dynlibs story, and let rustc+cargo
>testing. Does this sound ok for you? 
>Cheers, Luca
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