On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 11:21:26AM -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> > Can we provide these things as modules and make them available in both?
> > Firefox LTS seems like an ideal candidate, and I can see someone on Fedora
> > Linux wanting the option and if the ELN folks are maintaining a package
> > _anyway_....
> That's going to be up to the individual maintainers; I don't want to
> sidetrack the ELN discussion too much.
OK, so let me generalize: isn't "make it a module" the general answer when
different versions of the package are desired?
I don't know. The maintainer has to want to make it a module and most maintainers are still waiting for time, energy and the equivalent of 'hand over hand' training materials to know how to make them without breaking their existing workflows (or to learn new ones). [The fact that from many conversations, a number of core maintainers do not even use mock to build their packages locally says that we are needing to start training at a much lower level than 'here is how to make a module'.]