RFC : in-development flag for packages
yaneti at declera.com
Mon Feb 23 15:46:01 UTC 2015
On Mon, 2015-02-23 at 09:13 -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:54:44 +0200
> Yanko Kaneti <yaneti at declera.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2015-02-23 at 06:35 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > > On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:25:59 +0200
> > > Yanko Kaneti <yaneti at declera.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > This has been brewing in my head for a while so I'll just
> > > > spill it
> > > >
> > > > Introduce an "in-development" flag for packages in Fedora.
> > > ...snip...
> > >
> > - Its a bit undiscoverable to the casual yum/dnf user, you have to
> > know about it and it seems to me searchable only through the web
> > interface.
> If the software is so in development that we shouldn't ship it in a
> stable release we likely shouldn't ship it in a development release
> also. the software additionally would not be available to the casual
> user as they tend to not run rawhide but a stable release where the
> software is not available
Sorry, my "casual user" was confusing. What I meant is the casual
drive-by developer/sysadmin type that when tasked with something
requiring software not already in Fedora does something resembling:
- yum searches something_related, doesn't find it
- knows about copr and searches there, doesn't find it
- goes to google/github and searches in the jungle, then either
downloads or does homebrew packaging which solves his problem but
doesn't necessarily benefit the whole picture.
And this whole picture in my ideal world is people having Fedora as
their primary development platform with every conceivable foss
software at their fingertips, preferably packaged in a production or
Thanks for the feedback.
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