RFC: Fedora Extras EOL Policy

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon Apr 17 20:15:03 UTC 2006

Jason L Tibbitts III (tibbs at math.uh.edu) said: 
> >>>>> "BN" == Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> writes:
> BN> With Extras... it's 'maybe, depending on the package'. Do you
> BN> really expect someone to look at a web page that has maintenance
> BN> status for 3000 packages?
> The only thing I really care about is that I not be prevented from or
> overly encumbered in updating the packages I maintain for older Fedora
> releases.
> So if I just have to introduce myself to the extras-legacy team and
> say "I'll be maintaining denyhosts for FC-3" and don't have to go
> through additional process then I'm perfectly happy.  But if I have to
> go through additional review or learn a different build system then
> I'm not sure it would be worth the trouble.

The idea is to get Legacy building through the same sort of system
as Extras... it's just not there yet.


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