RFC : in-development flag for packages

Yanko Kaneti yaneti at declera.com
Wed Feb 25 18:53:02 UTC 2015


On Wed, 2015-02-25 at 08:41 -0500, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-02-23 at 17:03 +0200, Yanko Kaneti wrote:
> > On Mon, 2015-02-23 at 14:39 +0000, Petr Pisar wrote:
> > > On 2015-02-22, Yanko Kaneti <yaneti at declera.com> wrote:
> > > > Introduce an "in-development" flag for packages in Fedora.
> > > > 
> > > I like the confession that no in-developemnt code gets magically 
> > > stable after
> > > half year of sitting in the Rawhide.
> > 
> > Indeed that was part of my thinking.
> > 
> > In-development packaging that might never reach maturity is a fact 
> > of life and the idea was for us to embrace it and manage it in the 
> > same place where we manage everything else.
> > 
> > Thanks for the feedback.
> 
> I'm somewhat of the opinion that code should never land in Rawhide 
> that isn't stable upstream (or expected to be within that Fedora 
> release cycle). Code that isn't ready and won't be ready in time 
> belongs in a COPR.

I understand the sentiment, but I think it does not benefit the 
project when it comes to Fedora's perception as a leading development 
platform.

Rawhide especially I'd love to see being adopted as a hotbed for early 
prototype and integration work (think: build me a package after every 
upstream commit, in the extreme), even for software that eventually 
might not make it.

Thanks for the feedback.



> devel mailing list
> devel at lists.fedoraproject.org
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel
> Fedora Code of Conduct: http://fedoraproject.org/code-of-conduct


More information about the devel mailing list