On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 06:31:38AM -0400, Chris McDonough wrote:
On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 05:48, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> fedora.us have some heavier procedures to ensure package quality. Some
> top packagers including Matthias decided not to bother with them and
> maintain their own repo (very simplistic summary).
That is too simplistic and gets close to a myth. In fact almost all
current bigger repos existed before fedora.us and were thrilled by the
idea of getting a common project going. It turned out that fedora.us
was not interested in a cooperation but more in a cloning (primarily
of freshrpms then) and competition.
This is what drove repo maintainers back. Personally I favour heavy
> You can however take their SPECS, submit them to fedora and go
> through the QA process for them (and in turn they're welcome to
> take back the changes QA proposed and get them in their own specs)
Or you refrain from creating even more overlaps/incompatibilities and
submit your changes right into freshrpms.
Thanks for the explanation! I understand now. I will try to run
gauntlet with my SRPM then without contacting Matthias.
Bad idea, but I see that the communication was initiated nevertheless
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net