On Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 06:39:07AM -0400, Neal Gompa wrote:
It's being pushed so hard because it has been promoted as a top
objective, and because it's in RHEL now, no one can afford to let it
fail. It *has* to succeed for RHEL, and for Fedora to remain a natural
upstream for RHEL, it *must* succeed here too.
Yes; Modularity was created in response to the too-fast/too-slow issue we
see from opposite sides of the coin in both Fedora and RHEL -- and work on
it was funded by Red Hat. I'm happy to encourage work towards this problem
from basically any quarter, because I think it's a fundamental one we need
to solve in order to continue to be relevant not just as an upstream for
RHEL but in general.
The problem is that the RHEL approach to modules only works because
RHEL is centrally developed and can be correctly coordinated to
overcome issues in the design. This is not true in Fedora, and there
doesn't seem to be allowances for this difference.
This seems *partly* fair. It's in some ways a natural consequence of Red Hat
funding the work and having to fit into RHEL release schedules. But I think
we can also get attention and work towards Fedora's needs -- especially with
8 out the door and 9 just twinkle in product management's eye.
Fedora Project Leader