Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2015-10-07)
bnocera at redhat.com
Tue Oct 13 11:19:18 UTC 2015
----- Original Message -----
> 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 enjoy it when people tell me what I don't like.
> 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.
We already did the "distributions aren't compatible" thing in the 90's.
If Ubuntu and Fedora binaries aren't compatible, which one do you think
is going to get used by developers that need to generate programs running
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