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Re: Proposed new feature: Provers



Perhaps creating a new group in comps.xml would be appropriate? I'll
let you judge if that in itself would qualify as new feature, but it
will be noticeable to people that care - academics mostly. But RHEL
sell ok in academia, so it should be worth doing :)

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 9:15 PM, Jarod Wilson <jwilson redhat com> wrote:
> On Friday 08 August 2008 09:30:28 Casey Dahlin wrote:
>> Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> > On Thursday 07 August 2008 17:18:21 David A. Wheeler wrote:
>> >> I've developed info on a new feature of Fedora 10, aka "Provers":
>> >>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Provers
>> >> Basically, I and others have packaged some key
>> >> provers / solvers / formal methods tools.
>> >
>> > As I understand it, this is primarily just a collection of new packages
>> > being added to Fedora, no? If so, and if you ask me, this really doesn't
>> > meet the criteria for a Feature. Its just new packages that are all
>> > targeted at a specific area of use.
>>
>> And what criteria are those? I don't think this is the first feature
>> that has been mostly a packaging affair. Last I checked our definition
>> of feature was "something worth mentioning in the release notes."
>
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Policy/Is_this_a_feature
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Policy/Definitions
>
> I suppose perhaps this falls under "noteworthy enough to call out in the
> release notes", depending on who you ask. I'm still not sold yet.
>
> On Friday 08 August 2008 mumble, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>
>> [...] just saying Fedora has a collection of provers isn't a
>> Feature.  But saying, in Fedora 10 we've made an effort to include foo,
>> bar, baz important provers for Target Audience so they can find all the
>> tools they need to do X Type of Work.  Similarly, "We've done work so
>> that foo and bar can import and export the same file format", or other
>> work to show how we're making the user experience better would make a
>> stronger case for a feature.
>
> Like Toshio suggests here, sell me on the idea. Right now, all I see is a
> group of new packages that are similar in nature.
>
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