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Re: further package removals/potential package removals



On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 14:07 -0200, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jan 24, 2005, Peter Jones <pjones redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > The old way of thinking about this has got to go.  _Moving_ something to
> > Extras is not the same thing as removing it from the distro.
> 
> Then where's the Extras rawhide tree?  Are we going to have Extras
> ISOs rolled out along with the test releases?  Without this, Extras
> just won't get as much testing because they're not going to work with
> rawhide or test releases.  And for people who depend on packages from
> Extras, this means they're less likely to run the test releases or
> track rawhide, which means less testing.
> 
> Unless Extras is really part of the distro infrastructure, instead of
> a dump of packages people don't want in the core distro, the quality
> of the distro as a whole is going to suffer.

Yes, this is absolutely true.  We have to make it part of the same
thing, not just call it part of the same thing.

> > We have got to stop thinking of moving something to Extras as removing
> > it from the distro.  Core is not the distro, it is merely a part of the
> > distro.  Extras is another part.
> 
> +1
> 
> I really hope we're going to see FC4 Extras test1 CD go out on the
> same day as FC4test1, and even have snapshots of them a few days
> before to sanity-check before the actual test release.

Agreed.
-- 
        Peter

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