Josh Boyer (jwboyer(a)fedoraproject.org) said:
I wasn't being dismissive. I have seen no plans to alter the
how Fedora, at a package level, is built. In fact, if I did see a
proposal that said "we're not going to ship repositories or RPMs" I'd
be pretty damned upset, and I wouldn't support that.
To be fair, I do recall Matt's original rings proposal discussing a
core, different stacks on top of that, a 'commons' repository of packages,
and things like COPRs on the outside. While it's not proposing moving
away from repositories or RPMs, I did read that proposal as moving
away from the current paradigm of One Big Repo Of Everything in favor
of potentially multiple smaller repos. In that paradigm, things would
change somewhat for users even if they were ignoring the N products.