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Re: RFC: Rethinking EPEL at FUDcon Lawrence 2013



On 21 November 2012 16:44, Michael Stahnke <stahnma puppetlabs com> wrote:
> 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.

Well the discussion needs to be now til FUDcon. At FUDcon the die will
be cast and rubicon will be crossed. Then by next July, I will be
stabbed by my fellow senators going "Et Tu Inode0?"


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen.
"Don't derail a useful feature for the 99% because you're not in it."
Linus Torvalds
"Years ago my mother used to say to me,... Elwood, you must be oh
so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I
recommend pleasant. You may quote me."  —James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd


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