Moving vendor/lineage to vendor/replicant for Replicant >= 10

Background infos:
  • We can't simply symlink vendor/replicant to vendor/lineageOS since some files would be included twice otherwise.
  • Consistent with previous Replicant versions
  • The build scripts are in vendor/replicant and already mentioned in the build tutorials
  • Lowers the amount of maintenance and the amount of work for keeping the current version up to date and to make new Replicant version in a very significative way:
    • Moving it would require to fork many repository just for changing the path to vendor/replicant
    • All the repositories will need to be rebased or merged which is time consuming
    • Rebasing vendor/replicant itself is usually a pain because of the numerous changes just to change vendor/lineage to vendor/replicant but also because of some variable names changes from LINEAGE/LINEAGEOS to REPLICANT.

Result: Decided against moving it

  • Lowering the cost of maintenance was more important than the short term convenience gained by having it in vendor/replicant
  • We will try to find other ways to have the scripts in vendor/replicant (and only the scripts)

Updated by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 3 months ago · 3 revisions