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Re: Plan for tomorrows (20070726) FESCO meeting



On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 17:36 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 26.07.2007 17:26, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 17:17 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > [...] 
> >> But users and packagers want some modules that do not head upstream in
> >> the near future -- let's take the lirc kernel-modules as example,
> >> where the lirc-upstream afaik is not actively working on getting the
> >> code into linus kernel. Nobody else is doing that either. I'd prefer
> >> to not have stuff like that in fedora's kernel rpm, as that could soon
> >> and in a major maintenance nightmare, which we all want to avoid
> >> afaics. 
> > 
> > It doesn't become any _less_ of a nightmare just because you ship it
> > separately.
> 
> I'd even say the nightmare is a bit bigger.

It's a lot bigger.

> > If we don't want it Fedora's kernel RPM, then we don't want
> > it in Fedora at all.
> 
> Users want it and we have people wanting to package and maintain those
> drivers. So let's give them a playing area with a big fat warning sign.
> That's IMHO way better to leave them out in the cold.

Users want ponies too.

People can go and implement kmod stuff in their own repositories -- we
_really_ don't want to be putting the 'Fedora' name on it.

If it's good enough for Fedora, it's good enough for the kernel RPM.
If not, let them do it elsewhere.

-- 
dwmw2


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