[oi-dev] [developer] How to properly contribute 3rd party software packages for illumos and/or OpenIndiana?

Garrett D'Amore garrett at damore.org
Sun Apr 22 15:26:31 UTC 2012

The reason I asked for a code review first, is that it would help us determine whether its appropriate for either illumos-gate, userland, or somewhere else entirely different.  Without more specifics its hard to know for sure.

	- Garrett

On Apr 22, 2012, at 6:17 AM, Bayard Bell wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM, Garrett D'Amore <garrett at damore.org> wrote:
>> On Apr 21, 2012, at 11:16 AM, Jim Klimov wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>>  May I ask some questions on how I could help with integration
>>> of popular software with illumos and/or openindiana?
>>>  Some of my bugs/rfes deal with "I'd like to have such-and-such
>>> software in OI repo out of the box"; recent examples include NUT
>>> and OpenVPN. Say I did this and tested on my systems - compiled,
>>> made SMF methods, maybe some lower-level OS changes (i.e. shutdown
>>> handlers for NUT, drivers/tuning for OpenVPN), and personally
>>> liked the result.
>> Probably this is stuff that should be in OpenIndiana, rather than illumos core.  The first step is to post some kind of review so that other people can look at what you have already done. Then we can advise further as to where and how to integrate it.
> Not in illumos-gate != belongs in OpenIndiana. If it's about porting
> and packaging, it probably belongs in illumos-userland, which would
> get it into OI. For information about the illumos-userland
> contribution process, see:
> http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Building+with+illumos-userland
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