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

msevior at physics.unimelb.edu.au msevior at physics.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Feb 28 15:15:17 UTC 2005

> On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 05:36:00PM +1100, Martin Sevior wrote:
>> 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.
> This won't be the case soon. It may take until FC5, though, so have some
> patience
>> My personal experience of Fedora-Extras has been very negative so far.
>> It took months for FC3 extras to appear after FC-core.
> Extras is just getting started, so it's not fair to make your judgement
> based on experience so far. FC4 extras will be available with the release,
> and yum-enabled. FC5 extras will, hopefully, be pickable right in the
> installer.

Well if it's so great why isn't all the java and server stuff placed in
Extras? Developers and sys-admins know how to find stuff. Ordinary users
(abiword's target market) are less inclined. I know RH big enterprise
users pay the bills but I'd rather naively bought into the idea that FC
was about building community with grass roots projects. Now it appears you
have to have a substantial group of people on a payroll to get into FC

>> 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.
> I thought you said you were already maintaining FC rpms. What am I missing
> here?

Well it appears my good friend and fellow developer Marc Maurer has
stepped up to the job of maintaining AbiWord in Extras so FCE will get
great AbiWord packages right after releases.

What do we have to do to get back into core?


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