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Packaging of binaries (slice2xxx and runtimes)

shantanu_k06shantanu_k06 Member Shantanu KumarOrganization: Hewlett PackardProject: Prototypes for Distributed Apps
Is it possible to repackage the binary downloads on the ZeroC's website so that the slice compilers and the runtimes are provided as separate packages? This will be helpful because I don't always want the C++ runtime, but I need the compilers anyway. For example, when I am doing Java-to-Java or Java-to-C#.

I would be interested in binaries for Linux and Windows both (others may want it for the remaining platforms too), if it's possible.

Regards,
Shantanu

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  • bernardbernard Jupiter, FLAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Bernard NormierOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: Ice ZeroC Staff
    Hi Shantanu,

    Please update your signature; see this post for details.

    Best regards,
    Bernard
  • shantanu_k06shantanu_k06 Member Shantanu KumarOrganization: Hewlett PackardProject: Prototypes for Distributed Apps
    Hi Bernard,

    I have updated my signature - thanks.

    Regards,
    Shantanu
  • fmoyafmoya Member Francisco MoyaOrganization: UCLMProject: Debian packages ✭✭
    If you use a Debian derivative you may be interested in the debian ZeroC ICE packages (http://personales.ya.com/fmoya/). Debian policy already suggest to separate all potentially useful components into separate packages.

    I hope we will see those packages in Debian some day...

    Regards,
  • mesmes CaliforniaAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Mark SpruiellOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: Ice Developer ZeroC Staff
    Is it possible to repackage the binary downloads on the ZeroC's website so that the slice compilers and the runtimes are provided as separate packages?
    It would be possible, and I understand why it would be convenient, but this is not likely to happen anytime soon.

    We've tried to provide distributions that are appropriate for most users. For example, even if a user doesn't write Ice applications in C++, it's quite likely that they need to use Ice services (such as Glacier2 or IceStorm) that are written in C++, and therefore they will need the C++ executables.

    If you'd like to be more selective about what you need to download or install, you could always obtain the Ice for C++ source code and build only the required executables and libraries. Not everyone will have a C++ compiler, however, so we think the current binary distributions are a reasonable alternative.

    Take care,
    - Mark
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