ali_bush at gentoo.org
Sun Oct 24 05:53:19 EDT 2010
> I have to respecify DEBUG since I'm redefining the DefineConstants
> Running would have worked as long as you didn't try to call that method :)
I would love to see your work. Ive been meaning to package ironruby for
gentoo linux for ages, but so far have not got around to it. The main reason
for this is that it doesn't build "naked". Gentoo has a policy of staying as
close to upstream as possible combined with me being lazy and until a couple
of days ago was unsure of whether I could contribute patches upstream. none of
those made me particularly motivated to create patches :)
If you have made changes I would
1) like to get them merged into ironruby. so #if MONO's would be nice
instead of a straight fix. (assuming they are acceptable)
2) like to get the issue fixed in mono (if its that doc one for which there is
already a bug, but also that cast from dynamic to object one) so please can
we file bugs upstream too.
On a more general note. if you are interested in ruby on gentoo I suggest
you have a look at a fellow dev's blog . Its an interesting read and you
won't be disappointed :) Really please read it, you might learn some of the
challenges gentooers currently face.
From a linux packaging perspective. Ultimately I would hope that we can
acheive nice, easy (for everyone), reproducable builds. Im perfectly happy
with msbuild, but could we add bat/sh files that call msbuild/xbuild to build
specific parts of the project. Could we document all the options available to
configure the build (including defines if necessary, etc).
ps. Does ironruby have a irc channel, other place where dev's hang out?
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