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Re: FESCo meeting summary for 2009-07-31



On 08/01/2009 01:14 AM, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-08-01 at 00:58 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>
>> I don't think anybody is going to argue that extracting source from srpm
>> or pulling tarball + patches from our package cvs is ideal. So I don't
>> see why we should continue have a lame exception.
> 
> Yeah, it's not idea.  They should just pull it from our upstream source
> repo by the tag we apply when we make the release we package.  Then
> they're much better setup to provide patches back to us in a preferred
> manner.
> 
> Lets start moving beyond the tarball crap.

That's kind of side tracking though. Point is that SRPM as upstream
source is simply a stupid thing. We would complain loudly or atleast
whine about it if Novell or Mandriva or Debian did that. Wouldn't we?

Why should we have an exception anymore? I can't think of a single
reason why we should.

Rahul


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