Spins issue

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 22:41:31 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 11:20:52AM -0500, Jared K. Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As I was going through some email this morning I saw that the Spins
> > SIG is concerned that the Cloud SIG hasn't followed the Spins process
> > to get their "ec2" labeled Spin included in the spins-kickstart
> > collection in git:
> I've talked to Dennis about this already, and this was simply a
> miscommunication on his part.
> As we're moving towards having Koji generate the release images for
> EC2, he needed a place to store the EC2 kickstart file so that it was
> public and being tracked in revision control, and so that Koji could
> pull the kickstart file when it generated the images.  As I understand
> it (and I'm sure Dennis will correct me if I'm wrong), Koji can either
> pull from packages.fedoraproject.org or from the spins git repo.  So,
> to make a long story short, Dennis put the EC2 kickstart file in the
> spins git repo out of convenience.  He wasn't trying to say that EC2
> was a spin.
> I've got to admit that I never saw the EC2 images as being a spin per
> se, but that's certainly a discussion we can have going forward.  As I
> re-read through the Spins guidelines, it's still not clear to me how
> this would even qualify as a spin -- it's really a different animal
> than our traditional spins.  At the same time, I think it needs a lot
> of the same process for review, oversight, and QA that we currently
> have in place for spins, so there might be some ability to roll the
> cloud images into the spins concept.  I'm certainly open to comments
> and suggestions either way.

OK, thanks for this explanation.  At the time it wasn't clear why the
kickstart file was coming to the spins-kickstart repo.  If there was a
need for it to be there, then I wanted to see the teams involved get
into a conversation about it.

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