Fedora Extras Development Package Report

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Tue Mar 29 15:20:15 UTC 2005

On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 21:54:43 +1000, Colin Charles wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-03-29 at 10:25 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > > And if we stick to the it doesn't make extras till it meets all
> > archs,
> > 
> > Once and for all, where and when was that decided?
> It was never decided. Thats just been the policy Core has used, and if
> we're going to make sure Extras meets the same quality as Core does,
> we're going to have to attempt to "make it good"

Looping back:
> > I'd like to see the infrastructural facilities which allow developers
> > to debug problems on hardware they don't have access to.
> I think this is in the works... Maybe this is something the Fedora
> Extras Steering Committee should be discussing (in fact, I vaguely
> remember some discussion about this last week, but my memory isn't the
> best at 5am in the morning)

It's a pretty significant matter.  If Fedora Contributors were required
to test on and support more than the architecture they're focused on,
that would create a big hurdle.  As it is currently, x86_64 causes
enough build-time and run-time problems already.

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