* [Caml-list] opam-bin: binary packages for opam, beta release
@ 2020-08-06 10:06 Fabrice Le Fessant
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From: Fabrice Le Fessant @ 2020-08-06 10:06 UTC (permalink / raw)
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I am happy to announce the first public release of `opam-bin`, a
framework to create, use and share binary relocatable packages with opam:
With opam-bin, you can :
* build binary packages while installing their source counterpart with opam
* automatically reuse previously created binary packages instead of
compiling them again
* export and share your binary packages as part of opam repositories
for other users/computers to use
`opam-bin` is a framework in 3 parts :
* a tool `opam-bin` to create binary packages:
* a set of patches to make some packages relocatable (`opam-bin` will
apply them automatically when building packages), including patches to
make the OCaml distribution relocatable from version 4.07.0 to 4.10.0:
* a set of contributed repositories of binary packages. We hope
more people will contribute them in the future. For now, there
is only one contribution :
https://www.origin-labs.com/opam-bin/debian10.4-amd64/ , containing 5
repos, among which the "4.10.0" repo contains more than 1800 packages.
These repos can be used directly with opam, without using opam-bin.
This is the first public release, it should be considered as a "beta
release", though we have tested it a lot in the last days.
`opam-bin` is a collaborative work between OCamlPro and Origin Labs.
Fabrice LE FESSANT
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