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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
Provides the Opa compiler, version 0.9.x
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Provides the Opa compiler, version 0.9.x (beta).
  
 
== Owner ==
 
== Owner ==
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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/17 | Fedora 17 ]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/17 | Fedora 17 ]]  
* Last updated: 2012-01-20
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* Last updated: 2012-01-22
 
* Percentage of completion: 90%
 
* Percentage of completion: 90%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
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Opa is a programming language that allows to build Web applications in a fast and secure way. This package allows to compile and run Opa programs under the terms of the Affero GPL licence.
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Opa is a unified programming language designed to build rich Web applications in an agile and secure way. This package allows one to compile Opa programs into self-contained executable binaries. It is provided under the terms of the Affero-GPL licence v3.
  
Extended documentation on Opa is available on the [http://opalang.org project page].
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Extended documentation on the language Opa is available on the [http://opalang.org project page], including a feature tour, a reference manual and the programming APIs.
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
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This will be the first package of Opa �in Fedora. Fedora users will be able to install and use Opa in much easier way.
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This package makes the Opa platform easily available to Fedora users.
  
 
== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
 
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The package is mostly ready. Our next steps:
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* submit a first package version for testing (bugzilla ticket filled)
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The package is almost ready for shipping. Our next steps can be listed as follows:
* find a sponsor
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* submit a first package candidate of Opa for testing and validation (bugzilla ticket filled)
* fix packaging bugs
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* find a Fedora sponsor
* pick a stable version among the Opa 0.9.x
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* possibly fix packaging bugs
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* choose and submit a stable package for Fedora 17 among the versions 0.9.x of Opa.
  
 
== How To Test ==
 
== How To Test ==
  
You may compile some programs from our documentation and run them.
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We carry extensive testing on the compiler every night and additional functional tests to prepare stable releases. Our testing platform is not available (yet) in opensource. Yet, building the library and compiling example programs from the documentation should provide a good testing coverage.
We carry extensive testing on the compiler every night. (Subset of test programs available on demand.)
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This is a command line tool.
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The Opa compiler is available as a standard command-line tool. Emacs and vim mode are included in the package. We currently seek community support for our Eclipse plugin.
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Beginners in web programming should especially appreciate the simplicity to code and run web applications in a few lines of code.
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
 
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TBC
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This package does not depend on the completion of other packages (anymore).
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Dependencies (as currently specified in the .spec file) are as follows:
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* source build
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<code>
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chrpath, glibc, gdbm, openssl, zlib, libjpeg-turbo, libpng, giflib
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ocaml, ocaml-camlp4, ocaml-findlib
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ocaml-ssl-devel
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ocaml-cryptokit-devel
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ocaml-ulex-devel, ocaml-zip-devel, ocaml-ocamlgraph-devel
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java-1.7.0-openjdk
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</code>
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* compiler and runtime libraries:
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<code>
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glibc, gdbm, openssl, zlib, libjpeg-turbo, libpng, giflib
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ocaml, ocaml-camlp4, ocaml-ssl, ocaml-cryptokit, ocaml-ulex, ocaml-zip, ocaml-ocamlgraph
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</code>
  
 
== Contingency Plan ==
 
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N.A.
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We are not aware of other features depending on Opa (yet!).
  
 
== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
 
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* See [http://opalang.org the project page]
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See [http://opalang.org the project page] for offline and online documentation.
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The source code of the Opa platform (mostly in Ocaml) is available on [http://github/opalang github] under license AGPLv3.
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
 
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TBC
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* Fri Jan 13 2011 Rudy Sicard <package.maintainer@opalang.org>
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- Initial Fedora package
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* As deadline for "feature submission" is very near, do not hesitate to send me a direct email if this page needs more work [mailto:mathieu.baudet@mlstate.com mathieu DOT baudet AT mlstate DOT com]
  
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* The maintainer of this package is Rudy Sicard [mailto:package.maintainer@opalang.org package DOT maintainer AT opalang DOT org].
  
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Revision as of 23:33, 22 January 2012


Contents

Opa 0.9

Summary

Provides the Opa compiler, version 0.9.x (beta).

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • Last updated: 2012-01-22
  • Percentage of completion: 90%

Detailed Description

Opa is a unified programming language designed to build rich Web applications in an agile and secure way. This package allows one to compile Opa programs into self-contained executable binaries. It is provided under the terms of the Affero-GPL licence v3.

Extended documentation on the language Opa is available on the project page, including a feature tour, a reference manual and the programming APIs.

Benefit to Fedora

This package makes the Opa platform easily available to Fedora users.

Scope

The package is almost ready for shipping. Our next steps can be listed as follows:

  • submit a first package candidate of Opa for testing and validation (bugzilla ticket filled)
  • find a Fedora sponsor
  • possibly fix packaging bugs
  • choose and submit a stable package for Fedora 17 among the versions 0.9.x of Opa.

How To Test

We carry extensive testing on the compiler every night and additional functional tests to prepare stable releases. Our testing platform is not available (yet) in opensource. Yet, building the library and compiling example programs from the documentation should provide a good testing coverage.


User Experience

The Opa compiler is available as a standard command-line tool. Emacs and vim mode are included in the package. We currently seek community support for our Eclipse plugin.

Beginners in web programming should especially appreciate the simplicity to code and run web applications in a few lines of code.

Dependencies

This package does not depend on the completion of other packages (anymore).

Dependencies (as currently specified in the .spec file) are as follows:

  • source build

chrpath, glibc, gdbm, openssl, zlib, libjpeg-turbo, libpng, giflib ocaml, ocaml-camlp4, ocaml-findlib ocaml-ssl-devel ocaml-cryptokit-devel ocaml-ulex-devel, ocaml-zip-devel, ocaml-ocamlgraph-devel java-1.7.0-openjdk

  • compiler and runtime libraries:

glibc, gdbm, openssl, zlib, libjpeg-turbo, libpng, giflib ocaml, ocaml-camlp4, ocaml-ssl, ocaml-cryptokit, ocaml-ulex, ocaml-zip, ocaml-ocamlgraph

Contingency Plan

We are not aware of other features depending on Opa (yet!).

Documentation

See the project page for offline and online documentation.

The source code of the Opa platform (mostly in Ocaml) is available on github under license AGPLv3.

Release Notes

  • Fri Jan 13 2011 Rudy Sicard <package.maintainer@opalang.org>

- Initial Fedora package


Comments and Discussion