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Re: Review request...

On 11/18/2009 06:23 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
Michael Schwendt wrote:
Many packagers don't know that maintaining a proper spec %changelog for
relevant spec file changes and %release bumps are considered important
during review already. Others add meaningless/dummy %changelog entries
even in Fedora cvs.

But that's a people issue that needs to be solved, not papered over in the
name of "being nice".

Sadly, "incompetence" as in unfamiliarity with guidelines which are assumed
to be prerequisites for proper packaging is growing in our ranks (both from
new packagers and from people who ought to know better), something needs to
be done about it.

For sure. Personally I've been using Redhat/Fedora for years now, but this is my first package submission to fedora. I've wanted to get involved for awhile now. I had read the guidelines, and honestly want to provide a properly configured package. I think (and this very well could have been a language issue) that knowing what the issue I'm missing in my current spec would help immensely. I mean I know there are packaging guidelines, and there is a lot of information there, so it is plausible for someone new not to see sub documentation or notice that their spec isn't in compliance. Having the exact issue pointed out helps with the learning. Is there a 'ReviewingReviews' guideline? Would that even help?

Anyway, I hope to get some feedback on the actual review too, but I mainly started this thread because I wasn't sure what I wasn't doing. I was asked for a scratch build which I *thought* I had provided a link to. I provided links to spec files and srpms. However was continually being asked for that same thing, and the requests and my responses were obviously not being understood by either party. I posted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious, some guideline of 'Here's how to post your spec file, srpm and scratch build', if I wasn't doing it correctly.

Sincerely trying to provide the best package I can,

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