I want more CDs in the distribution

Gerald Henriksen ghenriks at rogers.com
Tue Mar 1 20:06:01 UTC 2005

On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 10:14:09 +0100 (CET), you wrote:

>On Mar 1 mars 2005 0:48, Gerald Henriksen a écrit :
>> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 22:49:19 +0100 (CET), you wrote:
>>>Yet another alternative:
>>>Postpone FC4 until both Anaconda repo support and Fedora Extras are
>>> ready,
>>>and let FC3 evolve more controlled over the stretched period. Preparing
>>>FC4 will result in spending less resources in Anaconda and Fedora Extras.
>> I am beginning to think this is the best idea.
>> Delay Fedora Core 4 for 6 months.
>> This hopefully gives  time to get Anaconda and all the other relevant
>> bits set up to allow for a distribution that is made up of 2 parts
>> (Core and Extras).  Prehaps even rename them to better reflect that
>> they are of equal value.
>> It also gives more time to allow the things people are aiming to try
>> and include (gcc 4, java, openoffice.org 2) to get ready as well as
>> get people and mirrors used to Extras.
>There's always some almost ready next big thing we should wait for.

The point is that the new version of Anaconda is really a requirement
for this Core plus Extras that the people in charge of Fedora want.

Given that the process of moving packages out of Core and into Extras
has already started it seems to me to be a bad move to release a
version of Fedora that can't deal with this fact.

These aren't packages that are obsolete or that people aren't using
anymore, but packages that for whatever reason no longer fit the
requirements to be in Core.

If Red Hat and the people in charge of Fedora want people to view
Extras as a postive change then not only does Extras have to be
available at the same time Core is but the installer/updater needs to
be able to deal with the fact that some of the packages are in Extras
now.  Shipping a release of Fedora that can't deal with Extras in in
essence shipping a broken version of Fedora if Extras really is a
first class part of Fedora as people are trying to say.

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