On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 9:08 AM, Michal Marek <mmarek(a)suse.cz> wrote:
Michal Vyskocil napsal(a):
I know, that suse staff has too much work with
new openSUSE/SLE Beta releases,
but this would be interesting for community and they could also help. So I
would like to ask - what now with Contrib? Do you think, that everything is
ready for public announcement, or we are waiting for something? If yes, then
what is necessary to be done?
I think that everything is more or less ready but I haven't had time to
write an announcement yet :(. Anyone else?
Just take from here:
We should derive it from "Vision" part of our page...
Just modify it so more users will be interested
We need to make it sound more sexy
Contrib: The Universal openSUSE Repository for Third-party Packages
We want to make a new model, which suites better deployment and distribution.
Our goal is to setup some kind of universal repository for third-party packages.
This repository should be viewed as a community-driven extension of
Factory, with all it's standards and limitations applied.
Getting everything into Factory is right now not an option since for
Factory we have Novell employees as maintainers to guarantee updates.
In the long run this might change once Contrib is successful.
The consensus of the community members discussing this is to establish
a big, united third-party packages repository for openSUSE (in the
Build Service), with the goal of making those packages stable and
easily searchable & downloadable.
This repository sits somewhere in between openSUSE itself "Factory",
and small user's Build Service projects, where few packages usually
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"
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