Cross/multi-arch: Get going! Merge date: TOMORROW, Sunday, April 5th 2015

I’d like to remind everyone that we are going to merge all the cross branches to their respective master branches

TOMORROW, Sunday, April 5th 2015!

Whatever you’re doing Exherbo-wise, please DROP IT for the moment and help us get more packages ready!

Migrating exheres to the new base system isn’t (most of the time) complicated: It basically involves undoing our former multi-lib approach. You’ll find more details here and you’re, of course, encouraged to look at recent commits that mention “multiarch” or “cross” for tips on converting other packages.

You may, of course, test cross-compilation to something but what’s REALLY important is that the package works on a NATIVE system, e. g. boost does work natively but fails at cross-compilation currently. For now, that’s ok.

If you want to convert packages in a third-party repository that doesn’t have a cross branch yet, please get in touch with me – I can create cross branches for EVERY repository in Gerrit.

To get started:

So, go for it!

(And always remember: My statistics will record your fabulous work for generations to come who will sing the praise of the immortal heroes who made cross work! ;-) )

(Questions? -> #exherbo)

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