On Thursday, October 4, 2018 1:36:32 PM CEST Charalampos Stratakis wrote:
This boils down again to having the same SPEC for a bunch of
branches which I personally dislike, especially for branches that could
be ~10 years apart. My main argument against it, is that having a clean
SPEC file, which could differ slightly between branches, is a lot
cleaner than having a huge %if spaghetti.
I don't have that general opinion. Sometimes I need this or that.
But for CI purposes (as an example), it is really really convenient to
have **single** spec file which can be tested against all the platforms
which I still consider "supported". No matter whether I at the end of
the day really "sync" all the branches in fedora dist-git or not.
Ad "%if-spaghetti" code; this proposal _exactly_ fights against the %if-hell
problem since the logic is moved out from the package to the system.