Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/cross-bootstrapping.mdwn, revision 1.4

1.1       jmmv        1: [[!template id=project
                      2: 
                      3: title="Support pkgsrc cross-bootstrapping"
                      4: 
                      5: contact="""
                      6: [tech-pkg](mailto:tech-pkg@NetBSD.org)
                      7: """
                      8: 
                      9: mentors="""
                     10: [Aleksej Saushev](mailto:asau@NetBSD.org)
                     11: """
                     12: 
1.3       jmmv       13: category="pkgsrc"
                     14: difficulty="medium"
1.1       jmmv       15: duration="3 months"
                     16: 
                     17: description="""
                     18: pkgsrc duplicates NetBSD efforts in maintaining X.org packages.
                     19: pkgsrc X11, being able to cross-build, could replace base X11 distribution.
                     20: 
                     21: The latter decoupling should simplify maintainance of software;
                     22: updating X11 and associated software becomes easier because of
                     23: pkgsrc's shorter release cycle and more volatility.
                     24: 
                     25: Cross-buildable and cross-installable pkgsrc tools could also
                     26: simplify maintainance of slower systems by utilising power of
                     27: faster ones.
                     28: 
                     29: The goal of this project is to make it possible to bootstrap
                     30: pkgsrc using available cross-build tools (e.g. NetBSD's).
                     31: 
                     32: This project requires good understanding of cross-development,
                     33: some knowledge of NetBSD build process or ability to create cross-development toolchain,
                     34: and familiarity with pkgsrc bootstrapping.
1.4     ! wiki       35: 
        !            36: Note: basic infrastructure for this exists as part of various previous
        !            37: GSoC projects. General testing is lacking.
1.1       jmmv       38: """
                     39: ]]

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