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Re: What Fedora makes sucking for me - or why I am NOT Fedora



On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 20:17 +0100, Iain Arnell wrote:
> 2008/12/10 Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
> > Treat rawhide as your 'new code' land, leave the release trees as your
> > 'testing and working' code.  That is don't be so goddamn eager to push
> > new packages and new upstream releases to every freaking branch in
> > existence.
> >
> > Of course, when I make suggestions like these, I become extremely
> > unpopular.
> >
> 
> doubleplusgood
> 
> As a recently sponsored contributor, I would suggest changing the
> documented procedures.  I was more than happy to shove new packages
> into rawhide only, but when confronted with
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/Join and
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/CVSAdminProcedure
> felt obliged to request branches for F-9 and F-10 too (and pressure
> during review to support EPEL too only adds to the problem).
> 
> Requests for new packages should only be permitted in rawhide by
> default (and consequently, EPEL+1 whenever and whatever that may be).
> Some form of additional review/sponsorship/bribery should be a
> prerequisite for branches in already-released version.
> 
> -- 
> Iain.

Interesting idea!  Would you be willing to bring this topic to the next
FESCo meeting?  FESCo is the body responsible for such decisions.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- FreedomĀ² is a feature!
identi.ca: http://identi.ca/jkeating

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