Aggregation upstream projects are BAD (kdesdk for example)

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Tue Sep 11 19:42:31 UTC 2007

Ray Strode <halfline <at>> writes:
> > Also I think it is a very bad idea to ship packages with a clearly seperate
> > upstream in some kinda bundle form.
> Couldn't agree more.  For a while we shipped gcalctool and zenity in
> gnome-utils.  it was a maintainability nightmare.

That's a different situation: you added those extra tarballs to the package. 
The upstream kdesdk tarball actually _contains_ Umbrello and builds it with no 
extra magic. (That magic would be needed _not_ to build it there, e.g. the 
DO_NOT_COMPILE hack.) It is _also_ released separately. And it is maintained 
upstream as part of kdesvn, the separate releases are actually cut from the KDE 
3.5 SVN branch as well.

        Kevin Kofler

More information about the fedora-devel-list mailing list