[opam-devel] call for help: opam history

Sylvain Le Gall sylvain+ocaml at le-gall.net
Tue Sep 30 13:02:04 BST 2014

I tried to look for DORM documentation and the only thing I can find is:
IRILL days 2010
16h00-16h30 DORM, the missing tool to persist your deliveries, Pierre
Queinnec (Zenika)

There are no more data on that (no slides). Given the background of
Zenika, this look a lot like something Java related.

I am sure Fabrice is right about the fact that some ideas of opam were
in DORM proposal, but given the lack of documentation and the kind
tools it seems to be from the few hints you can gather I would not
mention it. This can be misleading.

2014-09-30 12:34 GMT+02:00 Anil Madhavapeddy <anil at recoil.org>:
> On 30 Sep 2014, at 10:47, Fabrice Le Fessant <Fabrice.Le_fessant at inria.fr> wrote:
>> 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.
> This sounds like ideal for the start of the history.  Why not edit it
> in yourself as Thomas suggested?  Did DORM get funded btw?  Linking to
> any other outputs from the project would also help round out the history.
>> 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 ?
> This was an excellent excuse to try gitinspector out:
> http://www.recoil.org/~avsm/opam-repo-stats.html
> The stats may be misleading if there was rebasing going on in the early
> days, so take those with a pinch of salt.  The tool did output month
> by month commit statistics which may help jog memories though.
> (see the "history timeline" section of the page)
> -anil
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