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Re: [EPEL] EPEL -- the way forward



On Fri, 2007-02-23 at 08:47 -0800, Karsten Wade wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 19:41 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > 
> > The idea to build Fedora (Extras) Packages for RHEL and compatible
> > distros like CentOS in the scope of the Fedora Project is over half a
> > year old now, but didn't really take of yet. This mail (and some other
> > work in other places like the wiki) tries to actually get the idea
> > running a bit more faster now in the hope that the project actually
> > takes of soon.
> 
> Thanks for stepping up and organizing us this far.  It's really helping
> make EPEL happen.
> 
> > -- the package needs to be supported until the End Of Life (EOL) of the
> > Distributions they were build for -- round about seven years. Sure,
> > nobody of us knows if he still be around then. But you should not build
> > packages for EPEL if you plan to moe oer to other stuff soon or find
> > packaging really annoying
> 
> One idea we want to promote is making the packaging into a job role
> instead of a personal side-project.  This is possible and useful where
> your employer or other outside organization benefits from your package
> in EPEL.  For example, your infrastructure requires package Foo be
> rebuilt in EPEL.  If you make package maintenance part of your job role,
> you gain:

Is your intention to preclude people that _are_ doing it as a side
project?

josh


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