Fedora.next in 2014 -- Big Picture and Themes

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Jan 23 22:38:38 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-01-23 at 23:37 +0100, drago01 wrote:

> > No, I don't disagree with you there. But the repos don't exist in a
> > vacuum. Right now they are our way of shipping software in Fedora: our
> > *only* way. If you want to install the Fedora-y version of a particular
> > piece of software, you use the repositories. End of story.
> I can do "gem install foo" or "pip install foo" on current (and past)
> fedora releases.
> So no the story does not quite end here ;)

Those are not Fedora-provided software. At the point you install and
invoke gem or pip, you are making an explicit decision to use non-Fedora
software. Which is, of course, perfectly fine: but it's not an analogous
situation to there being alternative distribution methods *within the
Fedora distribution*.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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