Re: [dev] surf release?

From: Martti Kühne <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 17:14:17 +0200

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Joerg Jung <> wrote:
>> >You're right in that package maintainers can't tell where the fixes
>> >and new features are coming in, they'll not introduce their own
>> >releases.
> Right, you disproved your own sentence above.

No need to get nitpicking, I saw and still see the counterargument
beneath overweighing the one in favor.

>> > in that configuration
>> > changes require recompiling of the respective binary.
> There are package managers which allow very easy re-compiling of
> packages with own patch-sets, especially due to projects like suckless.
> Several people, still prefer re-compiling of packages based on the given
> releases. Because from sysadmin point of view, packages are always
> wanted and preferred over random source builds.

From the average suckless user's view, knowing what source is compiled
and what config included is always wanted and preferred over other
people's builds.

>> >Releases hence make sense for software that fits everyone's needs with
>> >their configuration files, which is untrue either for most suckless
>> >projects.
> Releases make sense for several reasons, even for suckless projects and
> and adding a tag is not hard, right?

I'm not going to tell other people what to do. Good luck.

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