Developer subsite as a self-contained change proposal (was Re: Meeting minutes for Env-and-Stacks WG meeting (2015-07-16))

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at
Mon Jul 20 03:09:09 UTC 2015

On 17 July 2015 at 22:57, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at> wrote:
> In relation to this, I've updated the content on the new Env & Stacks
> subpage to eliminate the duplication with phracek's existing plan for
> setting up the initial site and instead specifically cover the idea of
> putting the subsite forward as Fedora level self-contained change
> proposal.
> Where I think Env & Stacks can potentially help the project is in
> having the WG take overall responsibility for the site's content,
> including coordinating with the other WGs if they're making major
> changes to the recommendations.
> We'd also be the first point of escalation if there's an argument
> about what tools the developer portal should be recommending.

I continued pondering this idea over the weekend, and started adding a
few more notes to
about it.

I think one of the key principles we'd want to establish is that we'd
like the developer portal to be a way for the Edition WGs language
SIGs to communicate effectively with folks building *on* Fedora,
moreso than with folks seeking to contribute *to* Fedora. There'd be
off ramps to sites like, but itself would be focused on the "I am
doing X, how can Fedora help me?" aspect.

In many cases, "X" would include cross-platform development, where
even if someone is using Fedora themselves, they're building for
deployment to environments outside the Fedora/RHEL/CentOS ecosystem
(e.g. mobile applications).


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