paul at lemmons.name
Mon Apr 6 03:50:17 UTC 2009
> I'm considering forking a package. The thing is written in C, however,
> which would be fine, imo, if it were a driver, embedded, or some low
> level function (or it was the early 80's), so I'd prefer to refactor it
> in something a little less esoteric/tortuous.
> Does anyone know the language limitations of Kubuntu packages?
> In fact, if someone knows a good reference for, "So, you want to write a
> .deb?" then I'd appreciate the pointers. Thanks.
I am afraid your question itself has dome problems. C is a programming
language and .deb is a packaging system. You are comparing apples to
Most programmers do use C or C++ for their language. Most compiled
programs, that is. I don't know of any Fortran or Pascal, though it
probably exists. Python and Java may be considered a compiled language
if you stretch the definition a bit. Programs written in interpreted
languages are very varied.
The terminology "forking a package" is to take an existing package and
use it as a base for taking it in a different direction that the
original authors. It is not a complete rewrite in a different language.
If you want to do that, you start your own project from scratch and code
it in whatever language floats your boat.
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