[opam-devel] OPAM Roadmap -- what next ?
louis.gesbert at ocamlpro.com
Mon Dec 22 02:02:24 GMT 2014
Wow! So non-OCaml OPAM is already a reality ! :) (not counting Coq here, which sits on top of OCaml)
One point for "agnosticity" !
> - Ashish Agarwal, 21/12/2014 10:22 -
> > Having a way to have multiple versions of the same library installed in
> the same switch could be very cool as well
> frameworks, which I can copy into my repo manually or manage with something
> like Bower. However, I'd rather have everything via opam, so I started a
> repo for this . The files of these packages are simply copied at build
> time, and thus there's no reason I couldn't have multiple versions of
> jquery installed at the same time. (I appreciate this is not a priority use
>  https://github.com/solvuu/opam-repo-web
> On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Daniel Bünzli <daniel.buenzli at erratique.ch>
> > Le dimanche, 21 décembre 2014 à 14:26, Peter Zotov a écrit :
> > > Through ocamlfind, of course, there's nothing else now.
> > >
> > > Sure. But note that ocamlfind explicitly refuses to deal with versioning
> > > constraints; it's even in the manual. So the dependencies of neither
> > > A.1 nor A.2 are not expressible in META.
> > That's the point, I'm not asking ocamlfind to resolve any versioning
> > constraints. It's all based on the name of the package (if . is not allowed
> > in the name then substitute by another character). With this packages are
> > able to specify a dependency on a particular version.
> > I don't see that as a long term solution; I hope we can eventually get rid
> > of that hideous naming resolution hydra and menagerie of meta files we have
> > now (which basically means ocamlfind should go). However I suspect that the
> > underlying mecanism (install each package in PKG.VERSION directory) will be
> > similar for whatever replaces the current mess, so there's no harm in
> > having it now.
> > Daniel
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