[scl.org] How to submit patches for SCLs

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Thu Jul 7 07:13:54 UTC 2016

On 07/04/2016 03:11 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 12:01 AM, Honza Horak <hhorak at redhat.com> wrote:
>> General rule of what goes in is that it always depends on the author of the
>> particular collection.
>> For collections coming from SCLo SIG group (community), the best thing to do
>> would be sending pull requests on github as mentioned bellow and contact
>> this ML if nothing happens (not everybody tracks github appropriately).
>> For collections coming from Red Hat (usually those with rh- prefix), we have
>> quite strict rule, that we don't want to include anything what is not
>> included in RHSCL packages. So, what might be more successful strategy for
>> collections coming from Red Hat is reporting bug to the Red Hat Bugzilla and
>> increase probability of inclusion by contacting Red Hat Support.
> Is there an ETA for when the RHSCL collections will get a proper
> upstream that accepts patches, rather than just bug reports? (I
> thought establishing that was part of the purpose of the CentOS SIG)

It is possible already now. The important thing is that such patches may 
get into a collection that is *different* than the collections shipped 
by Red Hat, but we won't block anybody to introduce such a new 
collection with for example more frequent updates.

What it means in practice -- say you want python 3.5 collection that is 
following upstream releases more closely than rh-python35 and provides 
patches that are not included in rh-python35 SCL -- then this SCL will 
need to be called differently, say sclo-python35 or nick-python35 or 
anything else following the pattern owner-nameVersion. You're free to 
introduce such SCL but we cannot expect SCLo SIG will do it for all 
collections, since it requires too much resources we simply don't have 


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