Splitting the repos...

Michael McConville mmcco at mykolab.com
Thu Apr 7 15:18:27 EDT 2016

Gary Kramlich wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Patrick Cloke <patrick at cloke.us> wrote:
> > First off I'll say that splitting this out would like making
> > building libpurple for Instantbird easier, so that'd be nice...
> >
> > It might make development harder, however. This is from my
> > experiences developing on Instantbird which has components across 3
> > repositories: mozilla-central (UI core, networking, security, etc.
> > from Firefox), comm-central (Instantbird and Thunderbird code),
> > purplexpcom (libpurple and XPCOM interfaces to libpurple):
> >
>  Nice I didn't realize there was a purple-xpcom :)  Anyways, how is
>  this different than how Pidgin has a ton of external dependencies?
>  I'm not trying to justify it, just wondering what makes this
>  different.

External dependencies are typically just installed with a system package
manager. No source or building necessary.

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