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

"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 08:27:01 UTC 2014


On 01/24/2014 05:05 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
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> Agreed.  It is atleast a metric that can be tweaked as opposed to 
> pretending that all packages with inactive upstreams is a deep 
> resource drain on Fedora.

It's not pretending anything if you question what I suggest you get 
input from the arm team they are the once that most recently went 
through all the packages right.

Let's hear from them how well much time they spent fixing unmaintained 
or badly maintained packages for nothing.

>   I would suggest that when we identify such packages,  we take steps 
> to try and get more maintainers for those packages first before trying 
> to cull them off.   For instance, sending a note to fedora announce 
> list and here with the list of problematic packages.   That way, 
> everyone will have a fair chance to try and rescue the packages they 
> care about.


What you are proposing is what has been tried to be achieved for the 
past ten years and utterly failed hence we need a different approach.

I say we remove those unmaintained components and if and when interest 
comes back to maintain those components then they will just have to pass 
through package review again.

JBG
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