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Re: RFC: Rethinking EPEL at FUDcon Lawrence 2013



On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge gmail com> wrote:
> OK from the various problems with various packages and the needs of
> packaging groups for a faster place for development and users for a
> more stable and knowing release cycle.. I would like to open the floor
> to what we can do to make EPEL more useful to both groups as best as
> possible with the goal that the proposals are finalized by FUDcon
> Lawrence and work on them completed within 6 months.
>
> 1) Formalize what EPEL does and how it does it.
>  - Who gets to decide about updates
>  - How do we update major items (regularly after a RHEL release? after
> a Fedora release?)
>  - How do we say "we can't support this architecture/release" anymore?
> 2) Make sure it is documented what the Fedora Build System can do for
> us and what it can't.
>  - Repotags (yes/no)
>  - Multiple channels for devel, testing, stable, old (yes/no)?
>  - Building for PPC/etc architectures when we don't have systems anymore?
>

I'd love to be a part of this discussion, but I won't be at the
FUDcon.  I'd be happy to block time on calendars and such to
attend/discuss remotely.


Mike

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