Branching - Fedora packages!

Ankitkumar Rameshchandra Patel ankit at
Wed Jan 14 14:46:13 UTC 2009


Do we have any branching mechanism (under VCS repositories, say git, hg, 
svn) in process for all Fedora software packages maintained on 
Fedorahosted servers?

The above question is because, I faced following issue.

I am using Fedora 9 system on my personal machine and do not want to 
upgrade to Fedora 10 or rawhide. Recently, I found some translation 
mistakes for some Fedora packages, and want to update the translation 
for those packages packages for Fedora 9 and make it upstream. But, 
there is no way at the moment to download and submit Fedora 9 
translations for most of the packages/modules listed here:

If you visit above link, you will find very few packages has got Fedora 
9 branches in their VCS repos. Packages properly branched are: Anaconda, 
initscripts, pykickstart, system-config-kickstart. So, thanks to the 
package maintainers of these packages. Though, the branch naming is 
inconsistent across these packages. But, what about other packages? None 
of the other packages are branched/tagged with "f9-branch" or 
"Branch-F9". All of them are continuously getting updated under master 
or tip or Head or trunk branch. No real branching is happening there.

So, how can I submit translations for these other packages for Fedora 9?

I would appreciate if someone can answer my query!


Ankit Patel

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