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From Russell Gold <>
Subject Re: repository
Date Tue, 16 Nov 2004 17:26:11 GMT
On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 09:06:24 -0600, Dominique Devienne
<> wrote:
> > From: Stefan Bodewig []
> > In the end the major difference is a philosophical one.  What is the
> > central piece of the task, the repository or downloading of files.
> >
> > I guess I'm more on the side of the declarative approach dependencies
> > takes, but I do want those additional bells and whistles like MD5
> > checksum validations and timestamp checks if needed.
> I feel similarly. I prefer the declarative approach of <dependencies>,

Me, too :) Ultimately, I think this is more of a usability issue than
anything else. So I will continue developing the dependencies task as
an external task for now, to let people try it. But I will use
feedback from this list and elsewhere to guide it. I suspect it is
premature to decide without some real usage.

> but would like timestamp checking for latest-like dependencies that get
> overwritten (which does need a pseudo-atomic copy-to-tmp+move scheme).

Do you think that triggering this based on a version of "latest" makes
the most sense, or do we need a separate nested task or boolean flag?
I like the version approach except that I hate to make decisions based
on a string value.

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