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Re: Fedora Extras packaging beta software into production repos, why?



On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 16:19:09 -0500, Callum Lerwick wrote:

> On Sat, 2006-10-28 at 22:01 +0100, Tim Jackson wrote:
> > What might be more useful in terms of soliciting opinion would be some 
> > kind of notification to fedora-extras-list when the package request is 
> > first submitted (but no subsequent Bugzilla noise), to gain a wider 
> > audience and attention to the fact that a particular package is being 
> > proposed.
> 
> +1 !!!!! I'm 12143 messages behind in fedora-package-review. I gave up
> on trying to keep up long ago.
> 
> Also, I'd like an rss feed/mailing list for every new package that hits
> the repo. Rather than every single package update. End users would
> probably be interested in such a thing too.

One of the most crucial aspects of the package review process is that we
want packages in the distribution which work actually, NOT to be
misunderstood as "we approve something to let it in and then the packager
can do with the package what he wants and needs no stinking reviews
anymore".

The reviewing is still considered a hurdle, a bottleneck. In some people's
minds, Fedora Extras doesn't grow quickly enough. This is dangerous.

We must be able to rely on the reviewers to only approve something which
is usable. This is particularly important when there are dependencies,
which still wait for approval.


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