Aggregation upstream projects are BAD (kdesdk for example)

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Mon Sep 10 06:49:45 UTC 2007

Callum Lerwick wrote:
> 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
> bug.

Thats a very short way of saying exactly what I was trying to say, thanks!



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