reviving Fedora Legacy

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Tue Oct 21 21:58:28 UTC 2008

On Sun, 12 Oct 2008 15:19:51 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> It seems that there isn't enough people interested in doing the work.

Ack. For potential contributors apparently it is easier to build their own
private updates from tarballs (or RHEL/Fedora N+1 src.rpms). Even current
Fedora users often (see various web forums) try to fix issues themselves
with builds from source code instead of submitting problem reports in
bugzilla and working together with the Fedora packagers. You can see
rumours that claim how rebuilds from source work while rpms from Fedora
would not work, and getting those people to help in finding and preparing
officially fixed rpms is hard.

One big problem is accountability. With roles like "package maintainer"
or "reviewer" (who approves something) come responsibilities. Few people
want to make an extra effort as would be necessary for pkgs to be
published as official Fedora Updates.

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