[Fedora-packaging] Re: Exception for JPackage

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Thu Feb 1 13:20:48 UTC 2007

Le Jeu 1 février 2007 13:30, Ralf Corsepius a écrit :

> * Empower me with arguments why Fedora's java needs the jpp suffix?
> * Empower me with arguments why jpp package can't be merge into Fedora?

This has been answered many times already.

1. There is already a bidirectionnal merge process between Fedora and JPP
(Fedora gets the results of JPP work, JPP gets the results of Fedora work,
and everyone cross-checks the other).

2. The java team can "fix" a jpp package at the jpp level any time they
need to. Any other Fedora contributor can get jpp access now by
demontrating packaging skills, if he doesn't want to rely on Fernando

3. JPP is not a drag - it will go as fast and do as strict packaging as
its contributors (including the fedora java team) allow. The "worst"
scenarii that can happen are :
- the Fedora Java team doing all the work there, at which point JPP policy
would effectively be Fedora policy
- the Fedora Java team offloading all the work @jpp, at which point JPP
policy may not be aligned with Fedora policy at all but Fedora would get
all  its java packaging for free

4. Pulling packages in-Fedora without the back-merging means losing the
packaging & review work that happens @jpp, and getting cross-distro
namespace divergence for zero wins

The jpp suffix is there to help the workflow of the java team by
identifying packages participating to this process (because we've refused
to fix rpm groups and only provided a comps alternative the anaconda guys
do not want to share)

Nicolas Mailhot

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