Inter-WG coordination: Stable application runtimes

Colin Walters walters at
Tue Jan 14 13:34:19 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-01-14 at 11:00 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

> So instead of the perenial "let's drop rpm and use upstream incomplete
> systems" 

You might note I didn't say that.

> I'd like to see the people working in those language communities
> work at adding the missing bits to those upstream systems so the mapping
> gets less incomplete and conversion can approach 1:1. That's the only way
> it can work: add the missing capabilities to the less-complete system.

Yes - but the first thing that needs to happen is for rpm/Fedora to
support consuming any upstream metadata *at all*.  Even if it was just
"rpm/Fedora will assume %prep can be run with just @buildsys, and run
through /usr/share/rpm/frameworks/{,ruby.rb} for scripts to
extract metadata from the source".

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