[zeromq-dev] 0MQ packages - call for comments!

Martin Sustrik sustrik at fastmq.com
Mon Apr 20 09:37:20 CEST 2009


Thanks for your feedback!

> Is there a way to make the various low level protocols pluggable, say 
> loaded from an .so based on a config file (w/out lowering performance 
> too much of course...) ? If so that would be the best inclusion answer :)

The problem here is how to make on-demand load of modules work on all 
the supported platforms. My feeling is that it would be a non-trivial 
problem. If you are aware of any viable solution, let us know.

> Many Debian packages are maintained in such a way that there is a 
> minimal version of the package, and a -full version of the package, and 
> other -option packages for common cases (see vim), depending on if it 
> actually would be useful for this, packagers (debian developers) may be 
> willing to help on that front.
> Language bindings as separate packages is a definite yes!

Agreed. Have a look at Dirk's packaging script for SuSE/RHEL 
(/dists/suse/zeromq.spec) - it's done exactly this way.

> As for the examples, I think they very much should be included. In linux 
> (Debian specifically) they can go in /usr/share/zeromq/examples or 
> /usr/share/doc/zeromq/examples and might as well include a 
> /usr/share/doc/zeromq/whitepapers.  Alternately a zeromq-doc package :)

What's the common practice here? Istalling example source code or 
installing source code + binaries?


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