rawhide report: 20060110 changes [extras packages moved to core]

Dennis Gilmore dennis at ausil.us
Tue Jan 10 10:29:24 UTC 2006

Once upon a time Tuesday 10 January 2006 4:24 am, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 03:57 -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> > Once upon a time Tuesday 10 January 2006 3:29 am, Build System wrote:
> > > New package sqlite2
> > >         Embeddable SQL engine in a C library
> >
> > Was the extras maintainer notifies first?
> Unfortunately no. The same is true for gmime and lcms. I'm very sorry
> about this, but for obvious reasons we couldn't talk about this openly
> until all the decision were made, and then things turned into a horrible
> rush as I had to get this stuff into the tree before test2 got frozen.

:)  but understandable

> So, as of today the sqlite2, gmime and lcms packages that were in Fedora
> Extras has been moved into Core, because they were dependencies for
> beagle and f-spot.
> This was badly handled from my side, but the circumstances were unusual.
> How do we progress from here though. Who are the current maintainers of
> these extras packages? Is there an easy way to look that up?
owners.list in extras cvs list every package owner

what is needed is a proper way to notify package maintainers.  or better yet  
a way that  extras maintainers can still maintain  a package in core.
Dennis Gilmore,  RHCE  
<dennis AT ausil DOT us> http://www.ausil.us
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