New build script

 
From: "Justin John justin@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers]" <dadadev@PROTECTED>
Subject: New build script
Date: September 6th 2022
Howdy everyone, 

So one of the longstanding problems with developing Dada Mail is that the current repo isn’t enough to actually run the code as a working app. Meaning: you can’t just download the source code from GitHub using whatever branch/tag/whatever and expect it to run. Other pieces of code are needed and you’ve needed me to create a beta release or something like that (which I rarely do anymore) 

I do have a build script of sorts that puts all the disparate parts together, and does a bit of housecleaning to put things in the right place, but it’s just something that lives on my MacBook and pulls from local repos and files and such. It’s pretty messy too. 

So, to fix that, I’ve finally started working on an actual build script of sorts. Here’s where the work is being done: 


Specifically, you’ll want to look at this file: 


Once completed, you’ll be able to download the distro, run make_distro.pl and have a working distribution of Dada Mail all ready for you to install wherever. 

You’ll also be able to fork the Dada Mail repo to make your own modifications, (optionally) change the source for any of the resources that are listed in this build script to pull from wherever you want, and then release your own distribution of Dada Mail, without needing me to do anything on my end. 

There’s currently eight additional repositories that Dada Mail pulls from to make a distribution - I think half are ones I created yesterday. 

Hope to finish this feature up in the coming weeks, 

-- 

Justin J: Lead Dadaist
url:         dadamailproject.com
email:    justin@PROTECTED
twitter:  @dadamail

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