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question on packaging and QA netiquette



Hi folks,

I have a few questions about Fedora packaging netiquette.  Just for the
sake of discussion, lets assume the following circumstances:

 - you're a strictly part-time packager but nonetheless have put 
     some effort into your few packages and are prepared to 
     support them as best you can
 - you have a small audience (perhaps a few dozen users)
 - unfortunately, none of your users have the time or skill 
     to do Fedora QA
 - you'd like to see your package(s) in a repository somewhere 
     so that a convenient "yum install $PACKAGE" works for the 
     new (and often least-skilled) users but you're thinking it 
     may take a long time--or perhaps never happen...

So what can you do attract QA attention and maybe get approved?  Is it
considered "poor form" to ask others to QA your package(s) in return for
doing QA on theirs?

Backing up a bit, is it even reasonable to try to get your package(s)
included in the first place?  When is it or isn't it a good idea to try
for inclusion?

OK, maybe thats enough questions for a friday night...  ;-)

Ed

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