Hi Miro, sorry for a late reply: I wanted to think it through. Comments inline.
On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 4:43 PM Miro Hrončok <mhroncok(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 20. 02. 19 23:24, Tomas Tomecek wrote:
> at DevConf.cz, we have introduced a new project: packit  .
>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpF27v6K4Oc
>  https://github.com/packit-service/packit
From the ticket:
>> FESCo is concerned that the presented idea of how this automation
>> should work is only applicable to a very limited set of packages and
>> would rather see a focus on automating stuff for greater
> Yes and no. With source-git  this is applicable to any project.
>  https://github.com/packit-service/packit#ehm-whats-source-git
This sounds like it is only applicable to projects:
- controlled by Fedora AND
- not concerned by the separation of concerns between upstream and downstream.
That's correct. Our short-term plan for packit is that people who are
upstreams (or are interested in the source-git workflow) would use it
to land their releases into Fedora.
However it says something about source-git only projects as well. This seems
like it is adding one extra level of complexity. Care to elaborate how this
A) for the package maintain who deliberately chose to do this
Such packager would only work in the source-git/upstream repository
and would NOT need to touch dist-git in any way: packit would handle
Basically: do work in the upstream repo, make a release and packit
would propose a PR in Fedora dist-git to update to the upstream
release. Very similar steps for source-git.
B) for a provenpackager doing a mass change (e.g. removing py2
Just do it. We plan for packit to sync spec file changes back to
upstream/source-git (listen to fedmsg events from dist-git). So that
they are equal in both places.
C) for releng doing a mass rebuild
^ it's the same
I understand that the workflow is not suitable for a bunch of
projects. Right now we have a set of goals to fulfill. Once they are
done (by Flock), we can start talking about how to make it suitable
for everyone. If that makes sense.