On Jul 28, 2014, at 16:18, Derek Pressnall
I have a question about contributing a package to Fedora. Is it common for the author of
an open source package to act as package maintainer? Or is it better to have someone else
be the package maintainer (who is more experienced with the Fedora build processes)?
I'm the author of a backup utility which fills a niche between tools based on rsync,
and the heavy-weight full featured backup tools, which I think would be a good fit for a
typical Fedora user. I already
Why? Rsnapshot and AMANDA are already available, stable, and quite robust. They seem to
cover just the niches you're aiming at, and the performance and security ramifications
have already been worked out. Plus, neither requires an SQL database, which makes them
much more robust.
It's nothing personal or criticizing your code. I just wind up cleaning up after a lot
of projects that reinvent the wheel. Backup systems are a popular such target.