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Re: [Bug 226377] Merge Review: rpm



On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 18:37:27 +0200
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info> wrote:

> On 24.08.2007 17:41, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 11:37:45AM -0400, Max Spevack wrote:
> >> On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 24.08.2007 16:57, Max Spevack wrote:
> >>>> On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> >>>> [...]
> >>>> ELEMENT #2 -- The Fedora Project needs to be open-minded and inclusive
> >>>> to new ideas, and alternative implementations of things.
> >>> Agreed, but some thing might be tested somewhere outside first. I 
> >>> think for such cases we should open a kind of "alphaworks" 
> >>> "experimental kitchen", "Fedora experimental grounds" or something 
> >>> like that sooner or later.
> >> That's one of the things that was talked about surrounding this 
> >> discussion.  In short -- what would it take to have an "experimental" 
> >> repository available for people to try things that might be considered 
> >> particularly disruptive, etc to the "mainstream" Fedora processes.
> >> What are some of the bigger technical challenges that stop us from just 
> >> setting something like that up pretty quickly/easily?
> > 
> > With the compose tools open, anyone can compose to their hearts
> > content.
> 
> /me wonders if he missed anything
> 
> Sorry, not sure if I can't follow: what do you mean exactly "by compose
> tools"? The software we use in our build-stack? koji (+ mock), + bodhi?
> 
> > As for making their own repositories, that's one thing
> > fedorapeople.org can assist with.  For reasonable sizes of additional
> > packages, any Fedora contributor can publish a yum repository on
> > fedorapeople.org.
> 
> Sure -- but the real repos for in that testing area likely should IMHO
> be maintained similar to our normal repo and with our normal tools. E.g.
> build with packages using koji (needs special tag, needs mock configs)
> and push with bodi.

My largest issue with an experimental repo is that it has the potential
to lessen the test base of rawhide.  How much it would do that I guess
is the question.

josh


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