The Fedora Core Pruning project, Re: some minor Core pruning
notting at redhat.com
Thu Jun 29 00:00:09 UTC 2006
David Eisenstein (deisenst at gtw.net) said:
> I apologize, Bill, and to all of you, for my rather harsh words. The
> glibness is mine, not yours. Sorry.
> Dumb question: Where exactly do I find the list of packages provided?
I assume you were talking about the list of proposed packaged for pruning
that was in the original mail of this thread. If not, my apologies.
> One thing that does concern me some is: What of people who, say, have been
> using Fedora Core since the olden days, and who have custom or proprietary
> applications on their computers that may require some of these older
> deprecated libraries that upgrading to a newer Core will no longer provide?
The old version sticks around on upgrade...
> The plan then is to let Fedora Extras contributors take over these library
> packages to continue maintaining them for new Core releases, right? If no
> one steps forward then to maintain these packages, do they then become
> orphaned/unmaintained or even unavailable?
I would suspect so, much like any other Fedora Extras package that is
given up by the maintainer.
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