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Re: Guidelines for creating subpackages?



On 01/12/2007, Richi Plana <myfedora richip dhs org> wrote:
> Wait, wait, wait. Are you saying that we've been talking about Fedora
> and how it's a democracy, how we're trying to give users a choice
> through spins even though Fedora chooses defaults ... and packagers are
> free to ignore users' petitions?
>
> The user doesn't HAVE to know about the subpackages in order for them to
> be installed when needed. That's what we're supplying the needed
> information for to yum to be able to make it make good decisions.
>
> Packagers are responsible to the users, too, and a lack of a guideline
> will guarantee that issues like this will come back again and again.
>
> As a packager (or one-in-progress), I would WANT guidelines. I'm doing
> this for the community, and not just to scratch my own personal itch (a
> point sorely lacking in many open-source projects).

Personally I agree with Tom, but remember - you're free to draft a
guideline and take it to the packaging committee. That's the surefire
way to get things changed if you're solving a real world problem.


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