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Re: Can Netbeans 6.0 beta 2 or higher make it's way in the fedora repo?



Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On 10/27/07, Mark <markg85 gmail com> wrote:
>> 2007/10/28, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet gmail com>:
>>> On Sat, 2007-10-27 at 23:50 +0200, Mark wrote:
>>>> So now that it's GPLv2 i'm hoping that it can be added to the fedora
>>>> (7, 8 and up) repo?
>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/Join
>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Drafts/BuildingPackagesGuide
>> Nice reply.
>> i know those links but i am not in the packaging (yet).
>> so i pass that.
>>
> 
> Packaging is not a free thing. It takes time energy and someone who is
> going to deal with it. Most people who have packages are usually
> swamped as it is... so if you see something you would like to get into
> Fedora.. first check to see if someone is already packaging it, and
> then volunteer to do it yourself (or help someone who can). Otherwise
> its not going to happen.

Plus, there's a little fame if not fortune, and usually a few people
willing to help.

I'd be willing to be that if you can *use* netbeans, you can certainly
learn to *package* netbeans, and as an avid user, you're in excellent
position to make sure the package actually works.  :)

-Eric


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