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

Erich Heine sophacles at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 23:39:46 CEST 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 7:31 AM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at fastmq.com> wrote:

> Steven McCoy wrote:
> > 2009/4/20 Martin Sustrik <sustrik at fastmq.com>:
> >> 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.
> >
> > So what dependencies do AMQP, SCTP, and PGM have that are not say in a
> > standard RHEL install?
> AMQP has no dependencies (the legal stuff I've mentioned before seems to
> be solved for post AMQP/0.8 releases) Still it's pretty large and those
> who won't need it may want to switch it off. Min package would help with
> this.
> SCTP requires sctplib. Agreed - not a big dependency.
> Not sure about PGM - we should either include OpenPGM to 0MQ package or
> depend on OpenPGM packaging. What are your thoughts on this?

My gut says rely on OpenPGM packaging. It might be worth noting tho, that I
have some fairly radical views when it comes to "trust the community".

> > Basically just stuff as much as possible into the default library,
> > then create a second package with absolute minimum and mark it as an
> > alternate for a zeromq library virtual package.
> >
> > On the idea that most people don't care that you bring in various
> > dependencies and if they want a stripped down version they can go for
> > the -minimal package or build their own from source.
> Sounds good. It would result in following set of packages for each distro:
> zeromq-full
> zeromq-min
> zeromq-c
> zeromq-java
> zeromq-python
> zeromq-clr
> zeromq-docs

Good set of packages :)

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