This is a repost from a personal post I made. I wanted to let some people know how things were going within this community that may see it here but not on my page.
I have not made a post on development for a while. This one is going to be a good one with information and links. No active source as its all experimental and going through major rewrites at this time.
The last week or so I have been working hard. I wrote an automated scripting api to create a compilation toolchain which will be used in the compilation of Orbos. http://orbos.github.io/
This was not directly stated within it but I am following the Roadmap that I wrote up months ago: https://github.com/orbos/ideas/wiki/Roadmap
During a livestream I worked on the Orbos Packaging Standard: https://github.com/orbos/ideas/wiki/Orbos-Package-Standard
This standard roughly defines how I want to create packages, I am sure there will be modifications and refinements to this standard as time passes.
This evening I created a small script that asks the user information about the sources and creates a bash compatible info file containing the name, version, description, homepage, download url and currectly a checksum.
I am considering removing the checksum from the info file and using a checksums file instead that contains md5sum and all of the different shasum possibilities. Then if the system installing the packages has any of them the package will be able to have the checksum properly checked before building.
So as I complete small steps in this process of creating and defining the package standard, Being able to create packages for your system may end up becoming a task where you still need a little knowledge, but the system is designed to be able to write the files correctly, So you wont neccessarily need to write perfectly syntaxed package files. The system will do that for you! :D