Pekka Savola wrote:
I don't think it's constructive to continue this thread, but
point out something here..
On Sat, 27 Sep 2003, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>Someone that can read README's in tarballs is not going to
wait for the
>latest and greatest to be packaged in a Fedora rpm.
Wrong. Many (almost all I know) people which use a RPM-centric
distribution actually prefer to get their packages in RPM format.
Sure. But they do not need to.
Just like your people that more or less understand english do not need a
localized UI but won't bother with an english one unless they absolutely
They're certainly *not* going to install the stuff from a
Whether they wait for Fedora, or just re-package the RPM with newest stuff
themselves, is a different question.
Not at all. If they repackage outside Fedora they're outside of the
scope of this discussion (and just repackaging != meeting Fedora's
contribution standards as a lot of people here should know).
In the Fedora world quality packaging is paramount and this includes
attention to localization. People are just not going to test a pile of
crappy packages (not the case in the commercial world but there testers