Packaging quality, assistance.

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed May 9 14:48:35 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 16:50 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Mer 9 mai 2007 14:12, David Woodhouse a écrit :
> > I am increasingly concerned by the discrepancy between 'Core' and
> > 'Extras' in such matters -- and now that they're merged, we don't seem
> > to have the convenient distinction which has always before told me
> > 'this
> > package should be taken with a pinch of salt'.
> Core and Extras also :
> * had very different lifecycles/staging with Core adhering stricly to
> rawhide, freezes and sparse use of updates, and Extras not having any
> common model I can think of (some packagers mirror Core practices,
> others ignore repo differences and just dump the same updates for all
> the repositories at any time, sometimes after release EOL, or before a
> rawhide build)
> * had very different consistency levels (Core tried to be
> self-consistent, Extras was forbidden to update Core but the
> restriction didn't self-apply)
> The latest clash is people trying to ignore Core rules and apply Extra
> practices to a Core component. Obviously there needs to be some sort
> of convergence to avoid new incidents

Yes.  Merging is a two way street, so some adaptations will be required
on both sides.


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