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Re: Heads-up: brand new RPM version about to hit rawhide



Doug Ledford wrote:
On Fri, 2008-07-11 at 19:22 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
I know. People have been waiting SO long for various things to happen in RPM that everybody's out of patience and wants their stuff in NOW. Please try to be patient a little bit longer: once this release stabilizes, RPM can move to a "normal" development-release cycle where folks will not have to wait 5+ years to get their changes in :)

No offense, but as far as I'm concerned I'd trade your entire rpm update
for the changes I listed above.  Nothing in the list of rpm changes I
saw was so earth shattering that it even comes close to the reality of
being able to use a sane SCM as a canoncial source repo IMO.  And people
*have* been waiting *way* too long for this to happen...I was just
sitting down to start working on writing the changes myself (I hadn't
gotten to figuring out how the spec fields were handled in the rpmdb
yet, but I had gone through the rpmbuild -b?|-t?|--rebuild|--recompile
as well as the rpm -i processes looking for how to hook everything into
the existing source code and what changes to make, etc.) because it's
something that's so overdue.  Now I find out that even though I've
gotten so fed up that I was willing to put my own time in to make it
happen (which is well out of my field as a kernel developer) that it
doesn't even matter if I'm willing to do so, I'm blocked.  That sucks in
ways I can't even describe.


There's absolutely nothing blocking you from sitting down with a checkout of current code and starting to make your changes so that you can submit some code against the updated branch to the rpm maintainers when the current release is out the door. No, it will not get into F10 but I highly doubt that Fedora Policy to allow using source control repos interchangably with tarballs would be approved in time for F10 either.

-Toshio

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