[opam-devel] Preparing the path for 1.2
louis.gesbert at ocamlpro.com
Thu Oct 2 08:29:52 BST 2014
This seems to have gone quite smoothly, the redirect and rewrite (that doesn't change anything at the moment, since no packages are declared as 'opam-version: "1.2"') are now in place. Please notify if you notice anything weird happening !
I'm now tweaking the travis tests to include the rewrite, so that you can submit 1.2 packages and:
- check them on opam 1.2
- check that they still work with earlier opams and the rewrite in place
Ongoing work at https://github.com/ocaml/opam-repository/pull/2804
That'll also ensure a proper 1.1 compat rewrite, and help improve it along the way if needed.
NOTE: this is NOT a green light to start submitting 1.2 packages yet, waiting for Anil and Thomas approval for that (we may wait at least a few days, to ensure the redirect is suitably propagated)
(Yay, travis build start much faster in this timezone :D)
On Wednesday 01 October 2014 12:02:14 Louis Gesbert wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just got back, and fixed the few tiny issues remaining on RC2 (except maybe #1753) ; the path seems to be clear for the release, so unless there are objections I'll try and put the double repo and redirections in place tomorrow morning (which should be around 3am for most of you, so that shouldn't be too much disruption even if things go wrong).
> On Friday 19 September 2014 17:02:43 Louis Gesbert wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > As you may know, the 1.2.0 RC2 has just been tagged . However, as discussed at , planning the migration of the repository is quite a delicate matter ; this doesn't have to be done at the same time as the release itself, but some confusion may arise if we advertise a new workflow that leads to packages that get refused from the main repo because they're not 1.1 compatible.
> > We tried to improve compatibility for the next release, but for 1.2 there are just too many changes and opam 1.1 _won't_ nicely handle them. So here is how I have been preparing:
> > - a batch conversion of the existing repo : not required but useful for 1.2 (adding dev repos for archives held on github, setting ocamlfind deps as build-only, turning depopts constraints to conflicts ...). This is useful as a starting point for repo extension and example, and done using scripts in `admin-scripts/` 
> > - a `admin-scripts/to_1_1.ml` script in opam  that can convert a package back to 1.1 format. I successfully tested it on the above repo and with opam 1.1 ; there may be corner cases on new 1.2 opam files that this didn't get into, but these can be caught by Travis before they break.
> > - updated admin scripts on the 11-bridge branch of opam.ocaml.org . The new scripts create a duplicate of the repo at opam.ocaml.org/1.1/, branch version-triggered redirects between the two, and apply the above script to the 1.1 repo mirror at every update. This should make it transparent whichever opam version is used.
> > - tested the opam.ocaml.org scripts on a local mirror I set up, and they seem to work fine (after _a lot_ of tweaking) ; note that these can be pushed live beforehand, they'll set up the redirects but the translation script doesn't change opam files with `opam-version` < "1.2" so it won't cause any user-visible changes until we actually accept 1.2 opam files in the repo (except for the "permanently redirected" message)
> > What remains to do:
> > - setup the opam-repository travis scripts to apply the 1.1 rewrite before testing, for opam versions < 1.2. Only tricky part is to get hold of a recent enough opam-lib to run the script (maybe we could cheat and put a standalone bytecode exe on opam-repository for that ; well one for 4.01 and one for 4.02 since the format changed...). This way PRs to opam-repo containing 1.2 opam files will be correctly tested, as well as the rewrite.
> > - release !
> > Finally, note that I'll be moving across the globe next week, and won't be available for two weeks or so. Everything should be ready to release as soon as I get back.
> > Cheers,
> > Louis
> >  https://github.com/ocaml/opam/releases/tag/1.2.0-rc2
> >  https://github.com/ocaml/opam/issues/1662
> >  https://github.com/ocaml/opam/pull/1325
> >  https://github.com/ocaml/opam/tree/master/admin-scripts
> >  https://github.com/ocaml/opam/pull/1743
> >  https://github.com/ocaml/opam.ocaml.org/tree/11-bridge
> >  https://github.com/ocaml/opam-repository/tree/1.2-test
> > PS: during the course of these tests, I sadly found out that repo redirect handling in 1.1 wasn't that good: it works at update but not straight-away at init. See comment at https://github.com/ocaml/opam/pull/1744
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