Summary & minutes for today's FESCo meeting (2012-03-19)

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Tue Mar 20 02:00:39 UTC 2012

Josh Boyer wrote:
> It's fairly disappointing this was discussed during this meeting without
> being on the agenda that was sent out.  This is a rather large item that
> needs a lot of discussion among the various groups in Fedora, and I'm sure
> that I'm not the only person that wasn't aware it was even going to be in
> the meeting today.  (Even ignoring the fact that the agenda was sent
> without a proper Subject and easily skipped.)

I think this should also be brought to larger discussion among packagers as 
a whole. ARM as a primary arch is probably going to slow down our builds by 
a lot, at least at the beginning. It also means it'd become the maintainer's 
job to fix ARM-only build failures. I think ARM should NOT become a primary 
arch, period. Having an actively maintained secondary arch is also the best 
way to keep improving secondary arch infrastructure with the aim of reducing 
the delays between primary arch and secondary arch releases, thereby helping 
all secondary arches, not just ARM (and making them all primary sure 
wouldn't scale). Changing ARM to a primary arch is the wrong way to get 
there, and puts an undue burden on Fedora maintainers as a whole, for the 
benefit of a small niche.

        Kevin Kofler

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