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Re: someone interested in packaging VirtualBox?



On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 14:28 +0100, Denis Leroy wrote:
> Dave Jones wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 01:40:00AM +0100, Christoph Höger wrote:
> >  > Hi there,
> >  > 
> >  > I've noticed that there seems to be no review request for virtualbox so
> >  > far. I think it would be great to have this opensource vmware killer in
> >  > the repos but currently I am not quite sure if I could manage to package
> >  > it all alone.
> >  > 
> >  > Is someone willing to support me in this area. I would do the main work
> >  > and mainly need someone to ask dumb questions and make sure things go
> >  > the fedora way. Maybe someone who is already packaging some virt related
> >  > stuff?
> > 
> > The kernel module for this is way too ugly to live.
> 
> Maybe this should be added to the new package guidelines wiki, next to 
> the "must be legal" and "must build" entries : "code must not be ugly".
> 

... Given the fact that kernel code tends to be far more complicated and
far less debug-able (as in, you usually fix bugs by reading and reading
the code 900 times) - yes, you need the code to be clean and well
documented.

- Gilboa


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