[Fedora-packaging] [Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging Guidelines

Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon Feb 25 00:39:38 UTC 2013

Some more changes to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines have been made:


The Packaging Guidelines covering Desktop files have been amended to say
that for Fedora 19 and beyond, the vendor tag must not be used. If it
was being used in a previous release, it may continue to be used for
that previous release, but must be removed in Fedora 19. New packages
must not add the vendor tag for any release. Packagers are reminded that
they must not change the name of the desktop file in a stable Fedora


The Ruby Guidelines have been updated to prepare for JRuby integration
in Fedora (and new macros to assist in this).



The Java Guidelines have been changed to reflect BuildRequires:
maven-local (instead of maven).



These guideline changes were approved by the Fedora Packaging
Committee (FPC).

Many thanks to Bohuslav Kabrda, Parag Nemade, Stanislav Ochotnicky, and
all of the members of the FPC, for assisting in drafting, refining, and
passing these guidelines.

As a reminder: The Fedora Packaging Guidelines are living documents! If
you find something missing, incorrect, or in need of revision, you can
suggest a draft change. The procedure for this is documented here:



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