[scl.org] softwarecollections.org offline

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Mon Aug 17 14:57:34 UTC 2015

On 08/17/2015 04:49 PM, Miroslav Suchý wrote:
> Dne 17.8.2015 v 16:38 rikske at deds.nl napsal(a):
>> I don't understand the purpose of softwarecollections.org?
>> Where are the up-to-date sources of the SCL packages on git.centos.org?
>> As you guys did before.
>> Where are the RPMS on the centos.org mirrors in then folder SCL as before?
>> As you guys did before.
>> Softwarecollections.org only creates fragmentation.
>> One site, one portal, one source and that should be *.centos.org!
> There is not only Centos. You can have SCLs for other systems. E.g. old perl for latest Fedora.
> How you can get your bits to git.centos.org? The process is quite long and there is several approvals on the way.
> Compare it to Copr & softwarecollections.org: you can build and import your collections within few minutes.
> No approvals, no blockers. Just few clicks.

Well, that is true and copr will stay to be the easy build service for 
SCLs (and for Fedora SCLs until it is possible directly in 

But some of the collections from softwarecollections.org are still 
planned to move to centos.org. The process doesn't go as fast as I'd 
wish, but we're about to start mass rebuilding all the packages in 
cbs.centos.org. After this is done, softwarecollections.org will stay as 
one common site for collections packages.


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