[Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging Guidelines

Parag N(पराग़) panemade at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 04:09:29 UTC 2010


Hi,

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 1:20 AM, Tom "spot" Callaway
<tcallawa at redhat.com> wrote:
> Here are the list of this week's changes to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines:
>
> The FPC has taken over evaluating exceptions to the Bundled Library
> Guidelines.  A list of standard questions to be answered to give the FPC
> information on whether to grant exceptions has been added to the
> Guidelines:
>
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:No_Bundled_Libraries#Standard_questions
>
> ---
>
> An exception was added to the Guidelines concerning use of
> %{_sourcedir}, specifically, when there is an available list of
> supplementary source files, it is permissible to use this list in
> conjunction with %{sourcedir} to simplify operations on those
> supplementary source files.
>
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:RPM_Source_Dir
>
> ---
>
> rpm %post and %postun scripts have been added for the following
> important pieces of GNOME3 technology: GSettings, gdk-pixbuf loaders,
> GTK3 modules, and GIO modules:
>
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ScriptletSnippets#GSettings_Schema
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ScriptletSnippets#gdk-
>  pixbuf_loaders
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ScriptletSnippets#GTK.2B_modules
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ScriptletSnippets#GIO_modules
>

 Thanks for this update. I have seen recently gnome packages started
using these scriptlets but their reference was not in the guidelines
page.

> ---
>
> These guidelines (and changes) were approved by the Fedora Packaging
> Committee (FPC).
>
> Many thanks to Kevin Kofler, Matthias Clasen, FESCo and all of the
> members of the FPC, for assisting in drafting, refining, and passing
> these guidelines.
>
> As a reminder: The Fedora Packaging Guidelines are living documents! If
> you find something missing, incorrect, or in need of revision, you can
> suggest a draft change. The procedure for this is documented here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Committee#GuidelineChangeProcedure
>
> Thanks,
>
> ~spot
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Parag.


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