On Tue, Feb 21, 2023 at 3:48 PM Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
I was asked to weigh in on https://pagure.io/releng/issue/7215
priority. Last time we talked about this we didn't really get anywhere...
... and that ticket hasn't moved, because fixing it isn't trivial.
What we're doing now — as has been the case for several years, already noted
in the previous discussion — has very little end-user value. Also as noted
in that thread (as in the ticket)... that's unfortunate, because it did
bring some real benefits (and could possibly do even more.)
Our tooling has been broken for a long time and contributions to that
tooling is just not going to happen since nobody can run this stuff
outside of Fedora infrastructure. It's a sad state of affairs indeed.
But, I think it's time to move on. We have ostree and various
container-delta approaches. We should focus on those — and give DeltaRPMs a
sad, fond farewell.
Please don't try to equate those things to DeltaRPMs, unless you're
trying to equate their general uselessness. OSTree and
"container-delta" stuff is not generally useful or applicable for
Fedora users and they won't be for a very long time.
And they might never be useful because OSTree's approach requires us
to use OSTree remotes (which we're killing for OCI remotes), and
there's no standard for "container-delta" since the baseline OCI
format isn't amenable to delta fetching.
真実はいつも一つ！/ Always, there's only one truth!