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

Josh Boyer jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org
Tue Jan 10 18:36:31 UTC 2006

> 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.

Ok, here's some questions that pop into my mind.  Note that they are not
about whether or not to include mono, but rather the method in which it
was included.

1)  Why was there a rush to get it into test2?  It seems to me that it
introduces a bit of instability into a distro that is suppose to be
stablizing between test releases.  Could this have waited until FC6?

2)  Why did it go into Core as opposed to Extras?  We're normally trying
to move things out of Core.  If you want to make an argument about keeping
Mono itself in Core, I'm sure folks will listen.  But why do beagle,
f-spot, etc need to be in Core?

3)  Why all the hush-hush stuff and have it magically appear?  I'm sure
many would like to see an announcement about why it's ok to include now...


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