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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: supporting closed source operating systems?

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 12:23:52AM +0300, Axel Thimm wrote:
> but
> what happens when Joe Random Packager discovers the mingw package and
> thinks this is an invitation to rebuild all of Fedora for Windows
> (where possible) and submit as a new package? Do we want this? If not
> how do we prevent this or communicate it properly to the packager
> base?

Joe Random would certainly have a lot of time on his hands to do this.

MinGW cross-compiles are *not* straightforward, and will require a
great deal of care and maintenance, dealing with upstream to fix newly
introduced bugs and so on.  As with other Fedora packages, they only
go in if someone is willing to maintain them, and come out if no one
is willing to continue maintaining them.


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