Entering freeze for libvirt-6.8.0

Jiri Denemark jdenemar at redhat.com
Thu Sep 24 18:58:42 UTC 2020

On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 18:38:18 +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> On Thu, 2020-09-24 at 15:13 +0200, Jiri Denemark wrote:
> > I have just tagged v6.8.0-rc1 in the repository and pushed signed
> > tarballs and source RPMs to https://libvirt.org/sources/
> Can we please stop generating and publishing the source RPMs? They're
> of little use considering that you can easily run
>   $ rpmbuild -ta libvirt-x.y.z.tar.xz
> to obtain RPMs from a release archive, so all they really do is
> clutter the directory listing.

The nice thing about the source RPMs is that they are internally signed
(in contrast to an external signature in *.asc for tarballs). Personally
I don't find them useful either, but some people may think otherwise and
I'm not sure they will raise their voice here. We could just stop
creating source RPMs and wait if anyone complains. Or we could be a
little bit more conservative and just move them to a subdirectory
perhaps. I don't mind either way.


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