Simo Sorce simo at
Thu Nov 7 13:37:46 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-11-07 at 13:54 +0100, Miroslav Suchý wrote:
> Dear developers and Fedora contributors,
> let me introduce Copr:
> Copr is a build system for third party repositories. It is intended for:
>   * upstream teams - to make nightly and test builds
>   * layered applications - if you build on top of Fedora, but you are not part of Fedora
>   * packages not yet ready to be included in official Fedora repositories
> How it works? You provide src.rpm, we will provide resulting yum repo for RHEL 5,6 and Fedora 18, 19, 20... But see
> WARNING on bottom of this mail.
> I prepared quick tutorial for you:
> and FAQ:
> Everybody with FAS account can build there. If you want to use command line client, you should install copr-cli from
> updates-testing.
> If you have ideas, questions, comments feel free to use one of our communication channels
>      (mailing list is prefered)
> Please do not rely on this service in production. This is very early release (following "release early, release often").
> First of all, this service works in simple set-up, where resulting yum repos are *not* backed up. Yet. This is not yet
> officially part of Fedora infrastructure, so when Copr fails, it can take several hours to be restored.
> And yes, our WebUI is not perfect. It's work in progress. And since Copr can build packages already, I decided to
> publicly announce it, so you can experiment with it.
> We are working on Copr on full steam and in upcoming days you can expect:
>      * improvements in WebUI
>      * ability to build Software Collections there

let me congratulate you and all the people working on Copr, this is an
awesome tool that I have already used in the past for development.

It makes developing changes to packages and letting other users test
them very easy, thanks a lot!


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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