Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2015-10-07)

Petr Pisar ppisar at redhat.com
Tue Oct 13 10:57:13 UTC 2015


On 2015-10-13, Bastien Nocera <bnocera at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Bastien Nocera wrote:
>> > 2 distributions add slightly different versions of the same functionality
>> > -> incompatible
>> 
>> I said that carrying more feature patches makes it "more likely" that
>> packages from other distros will work, not "100% certain" (which is
>> obviously not possible when there are incompatible versions of the same
>> patchset floating around).
>> 
>> > Application compiled on Fedora using the new features -> doesn't work on
>> > other distribution
>> 
>> And that's not a problem for OUR users, only for those of the other
>> distribution. So why would that be ours to worry about?
>
> That's a problem for OUR users because when they use Fedora, they want to be
> able to make a tarball of their software for their friend on Ubuntu to test.
> Here, you're making Fedora a bad choice for developers that want to target
> more than just Fedora.
>
If you exchange Fedora and Ubuntu, you will get the same valid
statement. This is not about Fedora or Ubuntu. It's about you don't like
diverse world where distributions differ. I have a good news for you:
There are different operating sytems where executing foreign blobs is
standard practice because there is exactly one distribution of the
operating system.

-- Petr



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