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Re: Various Fedora Extra changes (mailing list?), plus is APT now deprecated? (various responses)



Michael Schwendt wrote:  
> http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-extras-announce-list
> As most (or all) new lists, it takes some time until somebody includes
> it in the public lists directory.

Yeah, I couldn't find it here:  http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo  
I probably should have just tried variations until it came up, oh well.

Michael Schwendt wrote:  
> Until announced otherwise, Fedora Extras development is discussed on
> fedora-devel-list (since the old fedora-devel fedora us list was
> closed), and Fedora Extras related other topics can go on fedora-list.

Okay, I'll keep most of my Extras questions to fedora-devel then.
[ Other than this follow-up ]

William Hooper wrote:
> APT has never been part of Fedora Core and has always been an "Extra". 

I understand this, but just was curious on the reasons for preferring YUM.

Satish Balay wrote:  
> Also - does APT support the new metadata format?
Ralf Corsepious wrote:
> ATM, not that I know.
Satish Balay wrote:  
> Or is this a yum only thing
Ralf Corsepious wrote:
> De-facto: Yes.
Satish Balay wrote:  
> - which apt will never support?
> (I thought the new format was a common thing for all tools)
Satish Balay wrote:  
> There are rumors about people working on adding metadata repository
> support to apt, but "I ain't seen nothin' yet" :)

See, this is _exactly_ the info I'm looking for.
Does anyone have some good links to these details?
Appreciate it!


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