contributing a software through bugzilla

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Sat Apr 28 03:01:07 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 14:53 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "RC" == Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at> writes:
> RC> Yes, I withdrew two packages of mine after they had been lingering
> RC> around in the queue for 14 months and turned away from fedora to
> RC> shipping them via a 3rd party repo, instead.
> Well, you certainly understand the reasons behind those.

As I see it, the reasons were (in decreasing order):

1. rpm/rpmbuilds's brokenness
2. Package complexity, mostly being introduced by 1.)
3. Reviewers' lack of competence to understand the need of 
   the complexity.
4. Highly specialized packages with small userbase/audience.
5. GuideLines incompleteliness (The packages are touching areas the
guidelines don't cover).

>   I don't
> think we have many packages currently blocked on guidelines, so those
> packages surely aren't typical.
Agreed, my packages were outside the "usual class of packages" Fedora
can handle. 

As I see it, community contributed Fedora is only able to handle
"trivial, mass-market" packages. I'd presume that most "non-trivial
packages", which currently are part of Core and 100% under RH control
(E.g. GCC, kernel, glibc, perl ...) would have never made it into FE.


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