[opam-devel] more committers needed ?

Anil Madhavapeddy anil at recoil.org
Wed Mar 30 12:03:39 BST 2016

That actually sounds like the perfect workflow for signing... if there was some way to sign it (perhaps keybase.io via JavaScript) without a CLI, it would be much more widely adopted.


> On 30 Mar 2016, at 12:02, Louis Gesbert <louis.gesbert at ocamlpro.com> wrote:
> Note that it would become more complicated with our upcoming signed 
> repository, since the package maintainer needs to sign for each new release.
> Maybe we could find a way to re-use git signed commits as releases, but that 
> sounds complicated and could be an attack vector.
> More simply, the mechanism could do all the work, and poll the package 
> maintainer for a signature (assuming he wouldn't sign without actually 
> checking ?) . Something like a mail with instructions and archive + cryptohash 
> to verify, then a command to run and it's done.
> Le mercredi 30 mars 2016, 11:38:39 Thomas Gazagnaire a écrit :
>>> The OPAM tool indeed supports this model, but the automation
>>> infrastructure isn't fully written and deployed yet.  There are various
>>> tools in-flight that do portions of this, but none exist that poll the
>>> --dev repository (e.g. for a new GitHub release) and autocreate a PR.
>> yes, that's a very good idea! (and not difficult to do actually)
>>> I think that's an interesting idea, as instead of the repository
>>> maintainer pushing a release and OPAM package, we could take the burden
>>> off the creator and poll for releases on the upstream GitHub repositories
>>> instead.
>>> One advantage of this "pull" model is that it ensures that the upstream
>>> `opam` metadata is sane, since that would form the basis for the PR.
>>> Right now they can diverge due to manual intervention.
>>> Anil
>>>> On 22 Feb 2016, at 22:14, Cheng Lou <chenglou92 at gmail.com
>>>> <mailto:chenglou92 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>> Sorry for hijacking the discussion. I'm new to OPAM, but is there a
>>>> reason why PRs for package upgrades can't be managed automatically? E.g.
>>>> asking for a git URL and either periodically check for new release tags,
>>>> or check on the fly when installing a library.
>>>> On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:27:49 AM UTC-5, Fabrice Le Fessant
>>>> wrote: Hi,
>>>>   If there is some need to help managing PRs to the opam-repository,
>>>>   Grégoire Henry (OCamlPro-Henry on Github) and myself (lefessan on
>>>>   Github) are volunteers to spend some time doing it.>> 
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> --Fabrice
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