[RFC] Take the all-in-one windows installer out of bzr core

Eric Siegerman lists08-bzr at davor.org
Fri Sep 4 14:38:04 BST 2009

On Fri, 2009-09-04 at 17:59 +1000, Ian Clatworthy wrote:
Martin Pool wrote:
> > It would be nice to have one definition of 'standard plugins' across
> > all platforms, even if that's implemented in very different ways.
> Yes, I've been wondering about that. I don't have an answer just yet.

It might make sense for core to contain a master list of the
standard plugins and versions, which the various (non-core)
installer builders follow, each in its own idiosyncratic way.
(Standard "separate the policy from the implementation" pattern.)

The list could be anything from a funky XML (or whatever) file
that the installer-builder tools use to automate the process,
down to a simple doc/developers/standard-plugins-and-versions.txt
that's intended strictly for human consumption.  Either way, such
a master list would let core concern itself with the "what", but
not with the "how".

  - Eric

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