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Re: major change release management for former Extras packages?



On Mon, 2007-05-07 at 16:55 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Monday 07 May 2007 16:42:49 Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > > Presumably the maintainer knew that they were breaking upgrade path when
> > > doing the FE6 build, and thus did a build on devel/.
> >
> > Well, I didn't until an hour or so ago.  And looks like I'm not the only
> > one who missed it.
> 
> Er, using koji doesn't change this at all.  You built something on FC-6/ 
> branch.  It may have a higher NVR than the last thing you built on devel/, 
> therefor you need to do a build on devel/.  That should all be the same and 
> there should be a build done on devel/.  The only missing part _now_ is 
> asking for that already done build on devel/ be tagged for f7-final.
> 
> > > organized....  or small amounts of chaos...  Thankfully tagging a package
> > > is extremely quick, it just takes time to generate an email.  Things go
> > > faster if the rebuilds are to fix NVR only and not "oh, I'm rebuilding,
> > > might as well suck down the latest upstream and introduce a soname bump
> > > and new features and...."
> >
> > Understood, and I'm happy to take your word for it if you're saying the
> > whole shebang is doable.  I do however think that the sooner an official
> > reminder and a more explicit explanation about things packagers need to
> > take care of (such as things discussed in this thread, eg. what does it
> > mean if I update a package in FE6 and devel now) than what's currently in
> > the Wiki can be sent, the better.
> 
> I'd like to send something.  I really would.  I'd like to have an hour or so 
> to draft it up and make it informative.  Unfortunately I'd also like to have 
> a rawhide this week.  The most I can commit to doing is answering questions 
> as they come up, as I have a moment or two of not looking at code.  :(
> 
> I do hear though that others are preparing such documents and I will gladly 
> review them for accuracy, and thank them profusely for creating them.

I'm actually typing something up now.

josh



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