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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy



On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 17:08 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:

> (drifiting afield from this specific issue now, but it's related)
> 
> And really... it's not about being 'easier for package maintainers'. I'm
> really tired of hearing that trope applied any time any sort of policy
> is applied or suggested, whether it be:
> 
> - not having flags in packages
> - having actual update notes in bodhi (or even using bodhi at all)
> - not pushing new libraries to every release immediately
> - not cursing out your fellow developers

Those cases are different. In those cases (arguably except for the
last), the 'difficult' bit increases the actual quality of the product
we are producing. Carrying eternal patches to remove certain images for
reasons of political appeasement does not improve the actual quality of
Fedora. It is fine to impose burdens on maintainers where that leads to
a reasonable improvement in the quality of the product they're building,
but placing significant burdens on maintainers in order to please
certain external bodies is a far tougher sell.
-- 
Adam Williamson
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