[Fedora-electronic-lab] Re: [Fedora Electronic Lab] #15: FEL with source + build packages

Fedora Electronic Lab trac at fedorahosted.org
Tue Apr 14 07:49:55 UTC 2009

#15: FEL with source + build packages
  Reporter:  shakthimaan  |       Owner:  chitlesh            
      Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                 
  Priority:  major        |   Milestone:  Fedora 11 'Leonidas'
 Component:  FEL          |     Version:  devel               
Resolution:               |    Keywords:  Source              
Comment (by chitlesh):

 Hello shakti,

 for #1:
 FEL can be used without internet. Inclusion of Source packages will also
 mean to include all the -devel dependencies used to build each SRPM. This
 might be 2/3 times the size of the current livedvd.

 for #2:
 We have to know where we stand. Is our prime objective
 - (1) to spend more time with software or
 - (2) to provide EDA solutions ?

 for (1), source code distribution is understandable, but this is not
 for (2), each FEL app already contains it own documentation or its
 documentation comes with a separate -doc package. As for the driver
 support, the fedora-base kickstart file already entails many drivers, and
 if one is missing please file a bug so that it can be fixed. We know that
 download speed in certain countries is slow thereby it is also another
 reason why we must limit the total size of the dvd so as not to penalize
 the majority.

 Try rpm -qld pcb

 for #3, FEL is already a standalone solution for electronics. To design
 electronics there is no need for source code. But the source code is
 available for anyone to download if he/she wants with:

 yumdownloader --source pcb

 And, to my knowledge, anaconda does not support the inclusion of the SRPMs
 in the livecd.

 I see no reason why the source code and build packages should be entailed
 into the livedvd, in order to make FEL useful for education, though
 education is not the only userbase we are targeting.

 The reason why FEL exists is because of the lack of packaged opensource
 EDA tools in the community. Thus it is meant to shield the user from
 building the eda tools for scratch and jump straight to the electronic
 design and simulation. Providing source packages within the live media is
 the other way round.

Ticket URL: <https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-electronic-lab/ticket/15#comment:1>
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