[openstack-dev] Golang technical requirements

Dean Troyer dtroyer at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 22:45:44 UTC 2016

On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 4:26 PM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure if it's already been brought up, but I really like govendor:

Govendor and glide are the two most promising candidates at this
point.  I just read today's summary of the Package Management
Committee [0] and that sounds _really_ promising, if further out than
we can wait on, but there will be migration paths from many of the
existing tools.  Both govendor and glide have devs in the Advisory
Group to the committee.

> More than the decision between dependency management toolkits, though, is
> the decision over whether to have *any* vendored source code in the primary
> project's source tree itself (as opposed to only storing the
> vendor.json/glide.yaml|lock file that lists dependent library versions and
> locations). Please let's have a policy of keeping vendored source code *out*
> of the primary project source tree.

This is the intention and I see no reason why it is not achievable.
It totally depends (ha!) on having better (any!) dependency management
in place.

One thing that I have been pondering is resurrecting the old technique
of embedding version info into binaries so they can be examined to
discover which library versions were used in its build.  This was
totally a thing when I was using rcs ($Id$ and ident(1) FTW) but that
particular technique is messy with distributed version control, and
may not be needed at all in a packaged distro environment.  This may,
however, help ease the concerns many have around static linking of


[0] https://blog.gopheracademy.com/advent-2016/saga-go-dependency-management/


Dean Troyer
dtroyer at gmail.com

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