fedora-devel-list Digest, Vol 12, Issue 86

Martin Sevior msevior at physics.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Feb 28 06:36:00 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-02-27 at 22:36 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 12:46:51PM +1100, Martin Sevior wrote:
> > How sad. We constantly push the envolope, fix bugs, provide upgrades and 
> > provide rpm's for stable and development version of our program for
> > FC3, FC2, FC1 and redhat 9 on our website.
> On the contrary -- you're already maintaining RPMs, so why not maintain them
> as part of Extras? This could be a significant improvement.

Look as Mike Peters has pointed out we're already being beaten up by SUN
marketing. Putting us into Extras makes it an order of magnitude harder
for people to find us, so spare me the double-think.

My personal experience of Fedora-Extras has been very negative so far.
It took months for FC3 extras to appear after FC-core.

It appears pretty disingenuous though for the largest Linux company with
around $1,000,000,000 in the bank and profits growing by 50% per year to
reduce their level of support for us. I don't feel much loyality to FC
or RedHat anymore.

That said, we want to make our software as widely available as possible.
If someone from the FC community wants to maintain AbiWord for FC-Extras
we'd love to hear from them. 


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