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Re: Requirements gathering for new package source control

2008/6/10 Jesse Keating <jkeating j2solutions net>:
On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 21:16 +0200, Christoph Höger wrote:
> I just had another idea (correct me, when thats already possible -
> again):
> How about some kind of automagic spec file generation for the versioning
> part? Some kind of every commit/branch gets its own Version header
> generated, that would easily allow every possible assertion on how
> versioning information shall be handled.

This somewhat possible now, I think the kernel package has done
something like this in the past.  It makes the spec file look like soup
though, and not very friendly to those that want to base their work off
your spec file outside our source control.  Personally I'd rather stay
away from source control magic making it's way into the specfiles.

Which limits us to spec file hell forever?  I think a two pronged solution is going to be better moving forward:

1) Encourage people to work within the Fedora context as much as possible, and thus gain the advantage as we improve our tools
2) For those that can't (e.g. you're a company with modifications to kernel/whatever you want to keep secret), we make it easy to bootstrap a koji instance and the rest of our tools inside your firewall

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