[Fwd: Wikipidia - Goodbye Red Hat and Fedora]

Horst H. von Brand vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl
Wed Oct 15 23:30:34 UTC 2008

Patrice Dumas <pertusus at free.fr> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 04:29:07PM -0300, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
> > Patrice Dumas <pertusus at free.fr> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 10:46:40AM -0300, Horst H. von Brand wrote:

> > > The work in the scope of this project will be less hard than what was
> > > done in the scope of legacy,

> > I just can't imagine why it would be less; if anything, much more (there
> > are more packages today, and the "basic stuff that must work" is getting
> > more and more).

> Maybe on the packaging side, that is more packages to maintain (the
> minimal target being @code + @base in my opinion, but this can be
> discussed), but less on the QA and process side. Moreover now that core
> is opened it means that contributors may be more involved in core
> packages and may have done merge reviews (at least it is my case) 
> while for legacy people started with packages they had no
> reason to know.

If all that is "maintained" is a skeleton system, that won't do much good
(how often was a /@core/ or /@base/ packages that can't be upgraded the
cause of not moving to the next Fedora?)
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