The Bincrafters team builds binary software packages for the OSS community.
Bincrafters began with a few developers who were each publishing Open-Source C and C++ packages to Conan.io, a cloud hosting service for developers (now powered by JFrog and Bintray). One of the early challenges with Conan.io was the lack of many official packages in the central repository: “Conan Center”. Conan.io allows community developers to create their own public repositories they can publish to, but it becomes hard to work with packages from many repositories. So, this started to lead to a lot of duplicated of effort, and a lack of discoverability due to a sprawling of these packages across many separate repositories. So, several of us who had been working with Conan for some time gathered together and organized our packages into what is now the Bincrafters repository.
We’ve since worked to establish a number of coding standards, guidelines, and conventions which have enabled us to become much more productive at making new packages. When we feel packages are stable, we now submit them to Conan Center and have had great success working with the Conan team. Moving forward, our roadmap is filled with many C and C++ libraries to package, hopefully making them more accessible to developers, and promote more use of C++.
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Bincrafters would not exist if not for Github, Bintray, Travis-CI, and Appveyor. Each plays a critical role in the packaging pipeline, and we are very grateful to these companies for providing these services.
Bincrafters relies on recurring monthly donations from commercial organizations to pay for increased concurrent build capacity with our CI providers. Our blog post about sponsorship here: Bincrafters CI Sponsorship. Below is a list of our current corporate sponsors pledging $100/month or more (and to whom we are extremely grateful):
|Sponsor Name||Monthly Donation||Sponsor URL||Sponsor Description|
|JFrog Bintray||$100||https://bintray.com||SAAS Package Hosting for a myriad of package and repository types, free for OSS|
For matters regarding existing packages, we prefer that users contact us via Github Issues on the corresponding Github Repository. For other matters, you can email us using our “bincrafters” gmail account.