On 28.03.22 23:46, Martin Wilck wrote:
On Mon, 2022-03-28 at 21:43 +0200, Stefan Brüns wrote:
I maintain a lot of packages, and I would not recommend anyone to use the work-in-progress from my home repositories. I use packages from devel projects for testing only, and only because I know what I am doing.
You wouldn't set the "publish" flag on these repos that you wouldn't recommend, right? If someone sets this flag, it should be for a purpose.
If I do not set the publish flag, it's almost impossible for me to test that stuff myself.
But the description of e.g. home:seife:testing contains a warning for the users :-)
The submission and review process and its bots aren't everybody's best friends. Going into details would be really OT...
Some applications and libraries may be so special that they simply don't need to be part of the core distro. Every package causes metadata to need to be downloaded and updated, dependencies to be calculated, etc. I'd rather ask the opposite question: why insist on everything going through one big monolith?
This is a sensible question to ask IMHO.