[Fedora-packaging] Drafts for next Tuesday

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Thu Mar 20 03:52:15 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-19 at 18:33 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> This goes out specifically to the Fedora Packaging Committee Members,
> but is certainly open for comments from all.
> We've got a lot of drafts that are queued up for next Tuesday's meeting,
> so it would be very helpful if you read them all well in advance:
> As always, this list is pulled from
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/GuidelinesTodo (which embeds the
> table from http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/DraftsTodo ):
> ASCII Naming Guidelines (spot) :
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/ASCIINaming

IMO, this proposal is not strict enough.

1. I think, we need to restrict package names to
a-z, A-Z, 0-9, -, _


2. I do not agree to the "When Upstream Naming is outside ..." section.

This section is unnecessarily/avoidable adding confusion for
maintainers. Non-ASCII names have always been banned rsp. technically
impossible ever since Linux exists => this is a non-issue.

> Perl Guidelines (spot) :
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Perl
> InitDir location (spot) :
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/InitDir
> Eclipse Plugin Guidelines (spot) :
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/EclipsePlugins
> OpenOffice.org extensions guidelines (Caolan McNamara) :
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/OpenOffice.orgExtensions
> Secure BuildRoot (Lubomir Kundrak) :
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/SecureBuildRoot
> Register VirtualProvides (Patrice Dumas) :
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/ProvidesList
> SysV-style Initscript Guidelines (spot) :
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/SysVInitScript
> I don't have the Java Guidelines draft on the list yet, but I hope that
> it will be ready by next Tuesday:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Java
> Next Tuesday will undoubtedly be a longer meeting than normal, so please
> be prepared.

Friday, Sunday, Monday are public holidays in Germany (Easter). 
I'll be off next week (vacation) and therefore will likely not be able
to attend due to other commitments.


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