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Re: Warren' rejection of cooperation with other repos



Le sam 08/11/2003 à 16:59, Panu Matilainen a écrit :
> On Sat, 8 Nov 2003, Axel Thimm wrote:
> 
> > > On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Warren Togami wrote:
> > > > I would assert that the alliances of 3rd party repositories that
> > > > have tried to form in the recent past are not sustainable in the
> > > > long term, for the same controversial reasons that fedora.us
> > > > rejected cooperation with those entities earlier this year.
> > 
> > I am sorry to hear that you still think you were doing the Right
> > Thing (TM).
> > 
> > When Fedora (US) was being formed it attracted many repo maintainers
> > like freshrpms, newrpms, dag and many others including myself. They
> > hoped for a coordination institution within fedora, which should
> > provide
> > 
> > o interrepository specifications (note "inter"!!!)
> 
> Oh but that was NEVER the idea behind fedora.us. The idea was to create a 
> repository run by community of packagers, not a community of repositories 
> run by individuals. Why do you need 1000 different repositories if you can 
> stick the packages into one? 

An individual can have his own repo as a staging/testing area (a lot of
RH maintainers work like this), and there are repositories that will
*never* merge with fedora because they target more than one distribution
(ximian, jpackage...). Plus you can have several distros feeding from a
same core repository (I certainly hope aurora and yellowdog will use
fedora as source too)

Ah, and there are licensing issues too...

Even the kernel uses a multi-tree setup, and it's a *lot* more focused
than your average distribution.

So if you want an healthy ecosystem you need to recognise you're not
alone. Never will be. I don't give a damn about splendid isolation. I
want to be able to try Mdk bits, share stuff with RHEL, use experimental
rpms, etc If I thought otherwise I'd be using Debian now.

Cheers,

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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