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

Erich Heine sophacles at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 23:33:10 CEST 2009


On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 2:37 AM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at fastmq.com> wrote:

> Erich,
>
> 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.
>

Unfortunately I do not know of anything like this.


>
>
>  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?
>

I can only speak to Debian, in which I've only seen source code in the
examples directories. Further, the policy manual seems to indicate that
source code only is the right way to go. (
http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-docs.html#s12.6 )

Regards,
Erich
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