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Packaging Étoilé

Posted on 27 October 2008 by David Chisnall

Nicolas just sent me a link to this Ubuntu brainstorm idea. Someone is proposing full Étoilé packages for inclusion in Ubuntu.

Currently, Étoilé is a bit of a moving target. It's been a long time since our last release. FreeBSD has ports for this release, but so much has changed in subversion since then that these are no longer a good introduction to Étoilé.

Hopefully this will change next month. We are planning on releasing Étoilé 0.4.0 on the 31st of October. If you want to get an idea of what it will contain then take a look at the current stable branch - this will be tagged 0.4.0 in under a week.

After this, we will be moving to a time-based point release schedule, with Étoilé 0.4.1 being released at the end of the year, 0.4.2 at the end of February, and so on.

Hopefully this will make life easier for packagers. We aim to only require released versions of dependencies for release versions of Étoilé (0.4.0 will require LLVM 2.4, for example, which is due for release on October 30).

If you are interested in providing packages for your platform, then please get in touch and let us know what we can do to help.