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[Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging Guidelines



As usual, the Fedora Packaging Committee has been busy adding and 
amending the Fedora Packaging Guidelines.

Specifically:

The Packaging Guidelines describing desktop-file-install have been changed. 
Specifically, new packages no longer need to set "vendor" (existing packages 
must keep using "vendor" for the lifetime of that package).
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#desktop-file-install_usage

The Packaging Guidelines have been changed to reflect the fact that Fedora 
packages must adhere to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS), with the
exception of libexecdir (as specified in the GNU Coding Standards) and 
/usr/target for cross-compilers.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#layout

The Font Packaging Guidelines have been changed. There is a new section which
covers Font Package Layout:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:FontsPolicy#Package_layout_for_fonts

In addition, there is a new set of Guidelines covering the naming of Font Packages:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:FontsPolicy#Naming

Also, there is a new set of Guidelines covering the technical implementation of 
Font Packages:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:FontsPolicy#Technical_implementation

The Eclipse Plugin Guidelines were updated to reflect Eclipse 3.4:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:EclipsePlugins

The Ruby Guidelines were updated to better handle situations where a Ruby Gem 
includes an extension library written in C:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Ruby#Ruby_Gem_with_extension_libraries_written_in_C

These guidelines (and changes) were approved by the Fedora Packaging
Committee (FPC) and ratified by FESCo.

Many thanks to Andrew Overholt, Mamoru Tasaka, Nicolas Mailhot, and all 
of the members of the FPC and FESCo, for assisting in drafting, refining, and 
passing these guidelines.

As a reminder: The Fedora Packaging Guidelines are living documents! If you
find something missing, incorrect, or in need of revision, you can
suggest a draft change. The procedure for this is documented here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Committee#GuidelineChangeProcedure

Thanks,

~spot


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