[pkgdb2] call for testers, bug reports and RFE

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Nov 22 13:34:28 UTC 2013

Miro HronĨok wrote:
> The reason is simple. Fedorahosted lacks features, is unplesant and need
> byrocracy even to create a repository.

Creating a repository is actually the only time "bureaucracy" is required. 
Giving write permissions just works over FAS. (There's a FAS group for every 
repository that is created, the developer only needs to request group 
membership through FAS and you can approve it, all self-service in FAS.) 
Clones, commits, pushes etc. are plain git (or SVN or whatever you chose! 
Fedorahosted is much more flexible than GitHub there) just as on GitHub or 
anywhere else. A Trac site is automatically created along with the 
repository if requested (you're expected to say in the repository request 
whether you want Trac or not, normally you should always say "yes"), it has 
bug trackers which work with FAS accounts (and Trac's issue tracker is no 
worse than GitHub's, they're actually very similar), a repository browser, 
and a wiki that you can edit (no "bureaucracy"). You also get a directory 
for file releases below https://fedorahosted.org/releases/ that accepts SCP 

I really don't see what is missing there, apart from missing automation for 
the one-time creation process.

        Kevin Kofler

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