Fedora.next in 2014 -- Big Picture and Themes

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 22:50:27 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 11:38 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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*.

Sure but people do that. We can either pretend they don't or try to
somehow deal with it. Currently we are exploring ways to deal with it.

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