[lfs-dev] New packages in LFS

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 19:30:56 PDT 2017


Alain Toussaint wrote:
>> A willingness to work with other editors
>
> I don't know how I fared since registering with the LFS mailing list
> but it's a goal that I work on every time I post. I may fail but
> that's never out of unwillingness.
>
>> and to make changes to the books
>> using docbook and svn.
>
> These I need to learn (docbook mostly, svn, I use often) but they'll
> be learned in short order.
>
>>   Large or invasive changes need to be discussed
>> before they are committed.  Generally we need to limit new packages just
>> because of the maintenance burden.
>
> Understood.
>
>> See http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/edguide/ for mechanics.
>>
>> Dated but still valid.
>
> Reading it at the moment but will reread it over this weekend (I have
> 30 hours per week of school and wake up each morning at 5:00am on
> weekdays).
>
>> Where we need help is keeping up with upstream changes in BLFS.  LFS is
>> generally fairly easy to maintain, but discussions are reasonably common.
>
> I was indeed thinking about current software in BLFS so I do have a
> big interest in two pieces of software, namely maxima and R because of
> later plans to study in mathematics & statistics but otherwise,
> current BLFS software choices are fine.
>
> Alain
>
> p.s. For reference, you can examine my work in
> https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00241/full for
> which, my employer told me, with the full support of the doctoral
> student I was working with; they would not have published this work,
> had I haven't been involved with this project.

Ah, another frenchman.  You might want to talk to Pierre.  In any case, 
let me know when you are ready and I'll give you an account and 
appropriate permissions on the server.

   -- Bruce




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