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Dripper git support

Brian McKenna — 2012-08-19

This week had my first few days at Precog. It’s been awesome contributing to the Quirrel language and working with insanely smart people.

Last night I found out about a project called Dripper. It’s basically a wrapper around stow which makes it easy to compile and link applications with predefined scripts. Think of it as a Homebrew-like interface to stow.

I’ve always wanted to be able to take a git repository or a tarball and automatically run ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/stow/$PACKAGE && make && make install to get a safely installed package. Today I made Dripper capable of doing that for git remotes.

Check my fork. Hopefully I’ll be able to do the same for .tar.gz URLs soon. I’d also like to abstract it to be able to have a list of “generic” make scripts so it can detect things like CMake or gyp and do the right thing.

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