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Re: Publican Documentation Naming

On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 08:39:47AM -0400, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> On 03/31/2009 09:12 PM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > In which case we're back to being stuck when we try to push those spec
> > changes back upstream to Publican, right?
> I wouldn't say "stuck". The changes should be reasonably minimal. I gave
> this some thought last night, and it might be something that could be
> implemented along with a semi-longstanding feature request with koji:
> the ability to pass specific --with or --without options through to the
> build task. Each lang could be a --with or --without as needed. With
> some Makefile.common love, it could be as easy as:
> make build WITHOUT="en de fr cz" WITH="es"

Those changes would be to the packaging CVS Makefile.common, I take
it.  Interesting, I didn't know there was such a request outstanding.

> Also, if we're "stuck" on a tool where we are in fear to make changes to
> improve it or fix bugs, how open source is that tool?
> I seriously doubt the package committee would endorse an approach that
> throws hundreds of documentation packages (different only in
> translation) at the review system, nor do I think it is likely that they
> would vote to approve guidelines that enables all of these individual
> packages to be reviewed in one ticket. However, that is just my opinion,
> and you're certainly welcome to draft a formal proposal.

Ian mentioned that subpackages can be passed through to bodhi without
implicating all the siblings, which relieves the burden quite a bit.

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