Heads up; F22 will require applications to ship appdata to be listed in software center

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 16:27:25 UTC 2014


Hi


On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 11:08 AM, "J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" wrote:

>
> On 01/23/2014 03:55 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
>
>> > >So, one possibility would be to move less-maintained packages to a
>>>> separate
>>>> > >repository tree still included as Fedora and enabled by default
>>>>
>>> >That wont reduce the bugs reported against it...
>>>
>> That's not necessarily bad. And by categorizing those bugs separately, it
>> would be easier to treat them differently.
>>
>
> We dont want QA community members testers/reporters/triagers ( and general
> end users ) wasting their contributed time reporting bugs that wont get
> fixed.
>

Who is we?

Just because upstream is inactive doesn't mean that there are bugs and just
because upstream is inactive doesn't mean package maintainers won't fix bug
reports.  Most such components don't receive any bug reports whatsoever
because they are stable and work just fine for the niche users who need
them.   They don't add any real overhead to Fedora and cutting them will
just piss off users without any benefits.   As long as package maintainers
are willing to maintain them,  there is no reason to mess with the
process.   If we want to have a way to show that upstream is inactive, that
is pretty reasonable thing to do.

Rahul
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