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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Mar 20 05:34:32 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 03:00 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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.

If you think ARM's a small niche, you may have some large surprising
coming your way over the next few years...
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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