Summary/Minutes from today's Env-and-Stacks WG meeting (2014-02-18)

Tadej Jane┼ż tadej.janez at tadej.hicsalta.si
Wed Feb 19 14:58:43 UTC 2014


On Wed, 2014-02-19 at 12:56 +0100, Honza Horak wrote: 
> Just to sum it up, these are names proposed so far:
> 
> Ugly
> Staging
> Incubation
> Easy
> Playground
> Mantle
> Experimental
> Unstable

Since we decided to start with a single repository that would implement
an "ugly"-like repository, I would prefer not to use names like Staging,
Incubation, since they hint at a different kind of repository that we
might have in the future.

My preferences so far are:
Playground > Easy > Experimental > Mantle

My argument for the Playground name is that we want to invite new
contributors/packagers and let them play with Fedora, without requiring
them to know all the intricacies of the current Fedora Packaging
Guidelines (FPG). And afterwards, it is their choice:
1) Their packages can stay in the Playground repo forever (maybe because
it would be very unpractical to meet the FPG, or they simply don't care
enough to work on being FPG compliant)
2) Their packages would improve over-time and steadily become FPG
compliant. At the end, they would just submit their package for a formal
review and have it included in Fedora's main repo.

Looking at the name from the repo's consumers point-of-view, it would
indicate them that things here are "young by heart". Some packages may
be quite rough, while others might be more mature and closer to being
FPG compliant. Of course, like in real life, some packages will always
remain "young by heart".

Tadej




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