Draft Proposal: Spin Submission and Approval Process

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Mar 6 20:22:08 UTC 2008

Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 9:45 AM, Rahul Sundaram
> <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> Jeff Spaleta wrote:
>>  > This draft covers how new spins will be developed and released.  It
>>  > does not yet cover the issue of updated spins which incorporate
>>  > updated packages.
>>  How/when are you planning on handling that?
> I'm really not keen on handing down a detailed theoretical process
> from the Board concerning spin updates, assuming we know what the
> problems will be. I'm pretty sure there will be problems and I'm
> pretty sure that if we engineer a detailed process now it will solve
> the wrong ones.
> The original spin process proposal allows for updates to be proposed
> as frequently as one month.  I haven't heard any feedback from releng
> as to whether or not this is going to be a theoretical problem.  But
> until we have an update on the table to argue about I don't see the
> point in trying to be more specific.   I pretty much assume the first
> spin update will cause problems and frustrations and we'll burn that
> bridge when we come to it.

Note that it is *not* a theoretical problem. I have long ago proposed a 
updates games spin and I really do want it solved asap. The localized 
spins that I proposed were accepted but it is also is stuck now waiting 
for the new process to be completed first.

Since the question of hosting also interacts with the idea of updated 
spins, I would prefer we discuss everything together.


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