1 Big repo vs multiple small ones

Tadej Janež tadej.janez at tadej.hicsalta.si
Fri Mar 21 11:32:10 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-03-20 at 13:06 +0100, Marcela Mašláňová wrote: 
> >
> I wouldn't fight for integration here. If you want to do integration 
> here, then the process is not much different from inclusion of packages 
> into rawhide.

I disagree. I think there is a quite substantial difference in the
process. To include a package in Rawhide, it has to go through ordinary
package review and adhere to the current Packaging guidelines.
To include a package in the Playground repository it would have to go
through (semi)automatic review and adhere to a (small) policy/guidelines
set for the Playground repository.

> > For the Playground repository I would modify that to:
> > "Users should always be able to install the latest packages from the
> > Playground repository regardless of what other packages from the
> > Playground repository and the Fedora's main repository are installed."
> >
> I disagree. Not all latest versions of packages must go through 
> Playground repo. In some cases it might be more work than needed. I 
> would leave it up to maintainers with dozens of packages, what they think.

What did you mean with "not all latest versions of packages must go
through the Playground repository"?

> I still don't buy the idea - no conflicts in repo.

Another point to consider is how to handle user queries when things
conflict with each other? They will face semi-cryptic messages about
unresolved dependencies/conflicts when they try to install a desired
Or, are we aiming the Playground repository to savvy users and
developers who will know what to do?


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