Aggregation upstream projects are BAD (kdesdk for example)

Callum Lerwick seg at
Mon Sep 10 06:32:55 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 15:01 -0600, Richi Plana wrote:
> Read the thread I started entitled "Goal: Increased Modularity". People
> are saying that Fedora is aimed at distro-makers who want to create
> spins of their own from Fedora. This is only possible if it actually CAN
> be broken down into the pieces that you want. Currently, there are no
> policies which even mention modularity, but most of the developers have
> come to the same conclusion. There's a faction which believe that it's
> easier to maintain something when they're all lumped together. Then
> there are those who believe it's easier for individual volunteers to
> maintain packages if they're cut down to smaller pieces.

Lumping multiple separately versioned, separately released entities into
the same SRPM is broken, period.

If upstream is lumping a ton of stuff into one tarball, its an upstream
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