half baked idea for further baking: "fedora-ugly" repo

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Sun Feb 9 10:55:23 UTC 2014

On Sun, Feb 09, 2014 at 09:03:14AM +0100, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > What do people think of this idea overall? Anyone interested in polishing
> > this up into a Real Thing?
> I'm not necessarily against this, but how does this differ from the
> 'Fedora Commons' part of the original proposal? What would we be
> accomplishing here above and beyond a set of curated COPRs?

The original idea was that the Commons would be a bubble of packages under
the current strict packaging guidelines; this is a suggestion for a
different bubble for packages that don't yet conform.

The difference from curated COPRs is:

- dodges the "signing in coprs is hard" problem
- packages would be expected to work together -- it's an integration point
- could still have some rules (I didn't mention this, but "don't update
  base packages here" would be one)
- potentially easier discoverability for each package
- depending on the focus between "ugly" vs. "incubation" or "staging" as a 
  name, the implication would be that these are packages which are
  _striving_ to be part of the commons ("Fedora Collection"?) but aren't
  ready yet, whereas some other things might live in COPRs forever and
  have no intention of ever playing nice.

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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