Mass Rebuild and Mass branching status update

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Sat Feb 12 23:52:56 UTC 2011

Dennis Gilmore wrote:

> On Friday, February 11, 2011 04:16:44 am Christoph Wickert wrote:
>> On IRC you said it is ok to just push a build. Do I now need to submit
>> them through bodhi?
> yes you need to push them though bodhi.

I think this process could really use improvement. There are many packages 
which failed to build due to the recent RPM and GCC changes and the 
extremely recent v4l change. Requiring the fixed builds to all go through 
Bodhi is really unhelpful. Why can't we go back to the old (pre-NFR) process 
of having F15 be self-populating until Beta (i.e. what used to be Preview)? 
As I pointed out to Jesse when NFR was originally implemented, we don't have 
to throw out NFR (nor any essential part of it) to implement that at all. 
We'd still keep the early branching and Rawhide moving on towards F16. (We'd 
also keep the fact that F15 is feature-frozen now, of course; that would 
have been the case even pre-NFR.) We'd just have to let dist-f15 work like 
Rawhide (for Koji/rel-eng purposes) until the Beta Freeze, and start using 
Bodhi only then.

        Kevin Kofler

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