[Fedora-packaging] Re: Exception for JPackage

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Thu Feb 1 09:18:06 UTC 2007

Le Jeu 1 février 2007 08:39, Ralf Corsepius a écrit :
> On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 07:30 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:

>>  in fact I wish that this kind of mutual cooperation
>> rather extends.
> Exactly this is the point, I am asking: Why explicitly care about jpp?

Because as far as I know that's the only 3rd-party repository that managed:
- to get community packagers from different distros working together
- to get paid distro packagers work with the community packagers
- to create a common rpm namespace accross rpm distros (unfortunately
debian got its own affort on rails at about the same time so you still
have a rpm/deb disconnect)
- to have packaging work flow both to and from fedora (and other distros)

I don't know if the jpp model could be extended. It was successful largely
because there was no in-distro java packaging when jpp was created, vendor
java packaging was awful, so there was no competing packagesets and NIH
attitudes to work against.

You'll note when jpp is involved @rh people argue for 3rd-party
cooperation and "community" fedora people against it.

Nicolas Mailhot

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