[ocaml-platform] [Caml-list] [ANN] Experiment: OCaml patch review on github.com/ocaml/ocaml

Anil Madhavapeddy anil at recoil.org
Wed Mar 26 09:37:02 GMT 2014

On 26 Mar 2014, at 09:12, Louis Gesbert <louis.gesbert at ocamlpro.com> wrote:

> Thanks Anil !
>> It is awfully useful. I was trying to setup an OPAM repository for simplifying the review of PR#22,
>> but you did it for me and all the others, thank you.
>> I'm just wondering if it is wise to add all these switches to the default OPAM repository. For
>> casual ocaml user the useful switches are lost among all these PR.
>>  Perhaps the default possible switches can be reduced to the last releases (for people that work on
>> project that must support old version of ocaml) and to the beta and trunk for people that are
>> curious of the accepted new features.
> That's why in OPAM 1.1.1 we changed `opam switch list` to only display the default compilers, and you need to add `--all` to see all existing compiler descriptions. I think it's enough to address your concern.
> But that doesn't prevent a specific repo of course.

I figured that for the course of Gabriel's experiment, we might as well keep it as simple as possible.  The only churn that casual users will see is a slightly more verbose 'opam update' as the switches come and go.

If it transpires that the full force of Mantis bugs move over to a system like this in the future, then I agree that we should maintain a separate remote instead.


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