[needs-packaging] KRoC - Kent Retargetable occam Compiler

Bug #172571 reported by Halo on 2007-11-28
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Bug Description

KRoC (Kent Retargetable occam Compiler) is the defacto compiler for the occam concurrent programming language. It is dual-licensed under the GPL and LGPL. It is not a hugely popular language, but it is used in the academic context, and it's still actively developed (they're working toward occam-pi), I think there's enough interest to make it worthwhile.

http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/projects/ofa/kroc/

Not in Ubuntu or Debian - Confirmed.

Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :

last release 14/01/2006
change status to Invalid

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Russel Winder (russel) wrote :

There has been a lot of work on KRoC, it is just that they have moved to a Continuous Delivery approach rather than a fixed release approach. So to characterize the request as invalid since the last supposed release was 2006 is unfair. The release is now whatever is HEAD in Subversion and the Git mirror.

If this is not to be packaged then at least mark it a "won't do" rather than "Invalid": the request is not invalid, it just doesn't fit your workflow which is release based.

Russel Winder (russel) wrote :

Further research indicates:

http://frmb.org/kroc.html

Is managing the tarball generation from the Subversion/Git tags for people who cannot use Subversion or Git to get the tagged "releases". Thus the last release in your terms is actually 2013-04-28 not 2006-01-14.

OK so the team should be more careful with their public websites, but it remains true that the last KRoC release (in your terms) is 2013-04-28 which means this request to package is a valid one.

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