Ok,i absolutely love the new vecpac or should we call it otherwise?
The inclusion of cruxports4slack is a very helpfull feature which will save us the time to google for source tarballs of what we need.
This MUST be included in vector 6 final. Its gonna blow them away.
I've got two questions:
> Do you need any graphic files or polish of old ones?
> is it possible that vlpackager creates slackbuild files of packages it creates, maybe for future releases.
the cruxports penguin icon should look like the official one:
There is a note about cruxports4slack:
Crux's port of "core/filesystem", "core/rc" or "core/pkgutils" on Slackware. "
there should be a note or they should be filthered out (if not already filthered by crux4slack)?
> It would also be great if the user could not only preview the build script, but also edit it (to change version number,etc) and even save it as..
also At http://crux.nu/portdb/
is a huge collection
of other port repositories. With this you can easily build
Slackware packages for almost every Open Source Software
would be nice if user could use different repositories ( the repo to be configurable in the settings dialogue )
...but i guess that depends on crux4slack development,not vpackager... so anyways, this is one great addition to the packager.
Also,would it be possible (if not already avaiable through cruxports4slack) that it could use a repository that contains build scripts that are not version dependend- that build from svn,git,cvs or something like that. Having the option to add repositories for buildscripts, VL comunity would be able to submit such scripts.
Thank you for developing this amazing piece of software,moe. Vpackager is getting more and more powerful with each release...it exceeded my expectations.
EDIT: Ok,i was so excited that i got to read all the replies from the thread right now. So you are already thinking of the modify buildscript and use different repositories features. This is far better than expected.I never thought you would go for crux. Genius.
could be included in future releases. But emerde should be modified just to make packages,not resolve dependencies and install from source directly.... I wonder if its possible to use the same gui frontend on both crux4slack and emerde. Crux is a better choice in my view and probably all the user would need. Still things are getting pretty interesting on the slackware scene. In past years debian got ahead of other distros with its apt-get, now that slackware not only got slapt-get, but it is also adopting get-source-build-package-install systems... It is getting ahead of others by combining in a simple and more free to move way sweet features from the open source world. Making all this avaiable on vector linux and making it configurable and easy to manage just proves vector to be the best slackware based distro out there.
I am also sure that others will be interested in this project or parts of it. Expect to see more folk at the googlecode page.
also,you should change the name:
vlpack or something thats not owned by someone else
Vecpac is occupied by a vector drawing library or something.