On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 01:37:53AM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 11:52 -0600, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "RC" == Ralf Corsepius <rc040203(a)freenet.de>
> RC> On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 10:12 -0600, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> >> The Java packages in Fedora which originally come from the JPackage
> >> repo are the only packages which fall under this exception. And
> >> those packages will always fall under this exception, forever and
> >> ever, amen (or until something dramatic changes).
> RC> So Fedora will never have java packages of its own and depend on
> RC> jpp?
> I'm having trouble understanding how you get from spot's statement
> above to your conclusion.
> There are some packages which come from jpackage and there are some
> that don't.
Then you might be able to explain why
* compatibility to packages from a 3rd party repo such as jpackage are
of any importance to Fedora.
Except that people ARE mixing jpp-packages with Fedora, just like they
do with freshrpms, atrpms, livna, dribble and many others I don't see
I don't think it's bad that Fedora cares about compatibility with 3rd
party repos, in fact I wish that this kind of mutual cooperation
As a general rule of thumb I would say that
o cooperation enlarges the community and that's one of Fedora's
o if it's cheaper for Fedora to cater for compatibility than reinvent
the wheel, then why not?
o if compatibility obstructs otherwise something and is not worth it
can always be dumped, i.e. it is not the highest goal
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net