Michael Tremer

Summit Report #1: Pakfire
by Michael Tremer, April 6, 2011

This is going to be a short series if reports that sum up things that were done on the last developer summit.

Today: Pakfire

IPFire 3.x series will come with a new build system because the old one hat lots of issues that had to be removed to keep developers happy. It took lot of time to wait for results of the compiler and so we needed an update.

Pakfire is now a build system as well as a package management system. Combining those two things into one source code is a great benefit, because we can share code to build and read package data. I will tell you guys more about this when it is finished :D

On the summit, all attendees got a small crash course in building packages with pakfire. We have built and updated lots of packages and are confident, that this version of pakfire will be around for a long time.


Posted: April 6, 2011 • 590 views