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Schedule: Conary Packaging: Simply Powerful

Michael K. Johnson
Day Sunday
Room Janson
Start time 14:00
End time 14:45
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track Packaging
Language English
Video (Ogg/Theora)
Conary Packaging: Simply Powerful

Conary has a powerful set of tools for package building that make packaging easy -- not just compiling, but maintaining, updating, and testing.

Michael will present Conary] packaging, first demonstrating how simple the process is, then providing technical details of features that make packaging a simple, easy, repeatable process.

He will show how Conary handles common cases automatically, while making it easy to override its defaults for unusual cases.

Michael will also demonstrate how Conary improves packaging quality, by making packaging consistent and by providing tools to analyze packages and collections of packages.

Last but not least, he will explain how Conary's dependency management is different from legacy package management, encoding more thorough dependency information without requiring cascading piles of irrelevant packages.