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Re: Some EPEL thoughts (was Re: perl-Net-Telnet both in EPEL and RHEL)

On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 10:53 -0400, Michael DeHaan wrote:
> >   
> I've strongly suggested RHX help ISVs get content into EPEL. I'm not 
> sure what their plan is though.

... and ...

> Generally the ones that have the hardest times are ones that have done 
> things like package their own versions of certain components, especially 
> java apps where this is accepted practice (and this is a /bad/ practice 
> and needs to change for all distributions). For the java folks, they 
> should probably also join 
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-java-list so that they can 
> talk among themselves to figure out packaging issues.


Getting software in to Fedora/EPEL is pretty core to RHX's plan.  I'm
working as a catalyst across RHX, Fedora the Project, and various open
source ISVs to do just that.  We are moving at the speed of that
friction spot between open source project and corporate time.

It is basically exactly as you say.  It is a great idea to get these
ISVs in to Fedora/EPEL.  Nearly every Java (web) application is
challenged by having dozens to over a hundred JARs that they either pull
in manually or from Maven.  JPackage may be part of the solution?

Definitely the discussion place for work is fedora-devel-java-list (just
as non-Java discussions are fedora-devel-list), while the ISVs have a
SIG to coordinate their similar needs in fedora-isv-sig-list

Anyone who wants to help, those are the places to watch.

BTW, at LinuxWorld, someone from Linagora (http://omb.org) said they are
waiting on package reviews.  I'm trying to get ISVs to help each other,
but be aware there may be cool software you'd love to see in Fedora that
is hung in review.  Is there somewhere I should draw attention to that?
(/me thinks of his blog, for one.)

- Karsten
Karsten Wade, Sr. Developer Community Mgr.
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