Request for Comments: Proposed changes to Fedora development cycle

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Tue Oct 16 19:27:43 UTC 2007

Hans de Goede wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> Le mardi 16 octobre 2007 à 20:26 +0200, Hans de Goede a écrit :
>>> Mike McGrath wrote:
>>>> Hans de Goede wrote:
>>>>> Why does this deeming good have to be done by rel-eng? Thats 
>>>>> creating both a bottle-neck and a hoop to jump through.
>>>> Someone has to do it, who?
>>> How about the maintainer?
>> The  maintainer will always put his package before the distro as a whole
> If that is how people here think about maintainers, or worse what they 
> expect of maintainers I think I need to look for another community to 
> start contributing too.

The fact is the maintainers are a collective.  And as a collective there 
is just no reasonable way for them to all communicate all changes to 
each other while at the same time make decisions/be responsible for 
those changes.  It's a massive moving cloud, there are hundreds of us.  
Many of which don't participate on the lists what-so-ever.  It's just a 
practical matter of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is 
doing... and there are hundreds of hands.

Someone needs to oversee that cloud's changes during a release to make 
sure that what we call Fedora X is valid and working.


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