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Re: grip being removed [Re: rawhide report: 20050120 changes]



> Quite a few of us would like to see software we do personally use pushed
> to Extras. 

Hi, I haven't been following this discussion, but I'd like to say that 
I don't want to see software I use pushed to extras due to the fact
that Extras is not sync-ed to Rawhide. I am a rawhide beta tester, and 
extras is a pain for me to use. Do you know what kind of hackery is
required to get the Nvidia driver from livna properly installed on a 
rawhide system? That's because Livna, like extras, is not sync-ed to
rawhide. 

I'd like to see a rawhide-tracking extras, and I've asked this question
before. I was explained that there are no resources for it. Until 
resources are found I suggest this be taken into account.

By the way, that also implies you will get no testing for extras
packages, leading to more bugs not being discovered until release.

>  I use Epiphany over Firefox, for example, but if Firefox is
> the official Fedora Browser, then I want Epiphany in Extras. That would
> in no way stop me from using Epiphany, since I could just install it
> from Extras.  The impact on my life by moving Epiphany is essentially
> nil, but it does result in a smaller, leaner, easier to manage, faster
> to download _Operating System_ for others.

Personally I don't get this whole "move to extras" thing.
I assume it has something to do with fitting on fewer CDs, but I don't
really care since I never install from CD. 


P.S. Speaking of the Nvidia driver, will somebody please consider
splitting xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL-devel and xorg-x11-Mesa-libGLU-devel in
their own packages where they belong. I tried discussing this with the
maintainer, but he disappeared in the middle of the discussion and the
bug was left unresolved, pending FC4, which makes no sense to me.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=145287


-- 
Ivan Gyurdiev <ivg2 cornell edu>
Cornell University


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