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Re: Announcing Fedora Activity Day - Fedora Development Cycle 2009

On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 08:55:48AM -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 08:15:32PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> We are facing some real limitations on our turn around time for
>> things at the moment and they are only going to get worse as we have
>> newer releases that will get the delta rpms.  At the same time, the
>> same people are getting raked over the coals for not getting bits
>> out fast enough.
>> We are working on this from a rel-eng standpoint, but advocating for
>> a bit of discretion on what should be pushed as an update is not
>> entirely a bad thing.  Personally, I would love it if package
>> maintainers slowed down a bit.  But it's not an end solution.
>> So certainly the leadership, defined as FESCo and FPB, is not in
>> conflict with the contributor's apparent direction.  As far as I can
>> see, they haven't made a statement either way.  If there is a group
>> that was pushing for something that ran contrary, it was Rel-Eng.
>> And given that Jesse and I both just said we're going to basically
>> stop begging people to slow down on updates, I think even that group
>> is trying to figure out a way to make things better.  Hell, that's
>> partly what this FAD is all about.
>If the FAD identifies some tangibles (hardware, etc.) that would help
>alleviate some of the time problems, I can tell you that Spot and I
>will do our best to procure them.  From what I've heard others
>describe up until now, it doesn't seem like there's one clear
>roadblock in that regard -- just a huge mountain of tasks that our
>current systems have to chug through for composing, and no matter how
>you slice it, it takes a lot of time and I/O bandwidth.

Yep.  As a simple test, We'd like to do some experiments to see if running
updates pushes and rawhide composes on separate boxen makes things worse or
better or about the same.  I don't think we need additional procured hardware
for that, just a cloned guest which I already have a ticket opened for.

Oh, and time.  Always need time.  If you or spot could procure time, let me
know ;)


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