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Heads up: NoArch Sub Packages Feature continues

Hi everyone!

The Noarch Sub Package Feature continues in F12. I just updated the package lists and statistics on the Feature page[1]. I want to thank all the brave package maintainers that converted some of their sub packages in the short time frame before the F11 freeze and so gave us a test run before changing a larger number of packages in F12.

For package maintainer things that have been said before are still valid (surprisingly Fedora didn't change much during the freeze). -doc, language and -common packages are still the main candidates for being switched to noarch while game or other data files are typical candidates for being split into a new noarch sub package.

Please check your packages[2] whether they can make use of this feature and add your changed packages to the list[3].

There is one more thing left: Noarch sub packages should - most likely - be reflected in the Packaging and the Package Review Guidelines. I - as a RPM developer - really don't have a opinion how the Fedora Guidelines should look like and I also believe this is a Fedora business I should not interfere with. Can someone interested in this topic - probably someone in or near the Packaging Committee - please take over this issue and lead the discussion. I will otherwise drop it from the Feature.

Florian Festi

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NoarchSubpackages
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/b/ba/NoarchCandidates.txt, https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/1/13/PackageFileTypesForComaintainers.txt (1.5MB)
[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NoarchSubpackages/PackagesChanged

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