[swift-build-dev] [Review] SE-0175 Package Manager Revised Dependency Resolution


(Rick Ballard) #1

[Sending to the announce list on behalf of Ankit]

Hello Swift community,

The review of "SE-0175 Package Manager Revised Dependency Resolution" begins now and runs through May 9, 2017. The proposal is available here:

  https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0175-package-manager-revised-dependency-resolution.md

Reviews are an important part of the Swift evolution process. All Swift Package Manager reviews should be sent to the swift-evolution and swift-build-dev mailing lists at

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Proposal link:

https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0175-package-manager-revised-dependency-resolution.md

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What goes into a review?

The goal of the review process is to improve the proposal under review through constructive criticism and, eventually, determine the direction of Swift. When writing your review, here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:

* What is your evaluation of the proposal?
* Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change to the Swift Package Manager?
* Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
* If you have used other languages, libraries, or package managers with a similar feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?
* How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick reading, or an in-depth study?

More information about the Swift evolution process is available at

  https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/process.md

Thank you,

- Ankit Aggarwal

Review Manager


(Lily Ballard) #2

Proposal link:
https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0175-package-manager-revised-dependency-resolution.md

* What is your evaluation of the proposal?

Big +1. This makes the package manager behave much more like how I expect it to.

* Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change to the Swift Package Manager?

Yes.

* Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?

Yes.

* If you have used other languages, libraries, or package managers with a similar feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?

This seems pretty similar to Cargo, Rust's package manager (which I think is excellent), although it doesn't have an explicit `resolve` command.

* How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick reading, or an in-depth study?

A quick reading.

-Kevin Ballard

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On Tue, May 2, 2017, at 07:22 PM, Rick Ballard wrote: