Branching - Fedora packages!

Dimitris Glezos dimitris at
Wed Jan 21 22:14:31 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Ankitkumar Rameshchandra Patel
<ankit at> wrote:
> So, looking at the conditions, it seems that we can't have branches within
> VCS itself for core Fedora packages because of the obvious reasons explained
> by Miloslav.
> And submitting a patch via bugzilla is not really a solution that can work
> for translations, I think!
> I thought I would try to get all the issues sorted out that we are facing
> one by one, but unfortunately first one didn't get through. :(

The way Fedora works, as an open project with 'packages' and builds,
it's quite hard (with our current toolchain) to standardize the use of
branches for all developers. And even if we do achieve this, like
Miroslav said, there's no guarantee that an update will be shipped to
current Fedora users.

I blame tools for everything. Or, to rephrase, there could be a tool
to help out here too. :-)


Dimitris Glezos
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