Proposal for the future of Fedora

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at
Wed Sep 29 19:23:40 UTC 2010

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On 09/29/2010 03:09 PM, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On 09/29/2010 10:09 AM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
>> I'm no stranger to git branching. However, there is really no advantage
>> to doing this versus keeping a separate build system for your project.
>> The advantage of Rawhide is that it's automagically added to a repo that
>> is part of a distribution (albeit a wildly unpredictable distribution)
>> Being able to present your *packaged* work-in-progress to a wide
>> community is the strength of Rawhide, and we weaken that by forcing
>> Rawhide packages to be wary of release branches.
> Perhaps I didn't present it well.  You can create a branch in git and
> build it for rawhide, and it will go into rawhide.  What won't happen is
> the changes in  your branch winding up in the f15/master branch.
> Therefor your stuff can be in rawhide, and when we branch you can do a
> quick build of the old content from f15/master.

I'm not sure that's something I'd want to advocate. This effectively
means that there's no widely-known starting point for the branched

If we branch from the previous stable release, then we at least know the
initial state will match our previous condition.

However, if we branch from devel, the resulting initial state will NOT
match what people have come to expect from Rawhide.

I think that would introduce far too much uncertainty to the branching

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