[opam-devel] call for help: opam history

Fabrice Le Fessant Fabrice.Le_fessant at inria.fr
Tue Sep 30 10:47:51 BST 2014

Hi Thomas,

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Thomas Gazagnaire
<thomas at gazagnaire.org> wrote:
> Once that document is good enough (ideally in a couple of weeks), it will replace http://opam.ocaml.org/about.html as I've heard people complaining about it multiple times already.

Could you be more explicit about the complains that you have heard
about this page ?

>From my point of view, the new presentation starts too late: the first
ideas of OPAM were in DORM, and the DORM proposal was submitted to the
French state in 2010. The main idea of DORM was to develop a new
package manager for OCaml, using the DOSE technology from the Mancoosi
team. Then, Yaron contacted OCamlPro in mi-november 2011 to put more
manpower on the design of new package manager for OCaml. Also, in the
opam-repository description, I thought the first 200 packages were
mostly packaged by Frederic Tuong, who spent almost 6 months doing
only that. Am I wrong ?

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