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Re: Aggregation upstream projects are BAD (kdesdk for example)



On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 15:12 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Also I think it is a very bad idea to ship packages with a clearly seperate 
> upstream in some kinda bundle form. Sticking with the umbrello example, in 
> order for the latest version to be included into Fedora, we must wait for a new 
> upstream kdesdk release, which likely won't happen before there is a kdesdk4 in 
> some far away future, as kde3 is as good as EOL.

Read the thread I started entitled "Goal: Increased Modularity". People
are saying that Fedora is aimed at distro-makers who want to create
spins of their own from Fedora. This is only possible if it actually CAN
be broken down into the pieces that you want. Currently, there are no
policies which even mention modularity, but most of the developers have
come to the same conclusion. There's a faction which believe that it's
easier to maintain something when they're all lumped together. Then
there are those who believe it's easier for individual volunteers to
maintain packages if they're cut down to smaller pieces.

It's clear where my opinions lie.
--

Richi Plana


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