Am 28. März 2022 22:43:08 MESZ schrieb Syds Bearda firstname.lastname@example.org:
This tread is going greatly out of topic.
The topic is: software-o-o is not working as intended, let's fix it. It's not about a discussion which packages a user is allowed to use and what not.
Also not everyone using software-o-o is an openSUSE user already. Just yesterday I had a discussion with someone who was thinking about using openSUSE Leap 15.4 as their new workstation OS instead of Ubuntu because of the push for snapd, but he first wanted to know if all the packages that he needs are available, software-o-o would be the perfect website for that.
Do we really want new users to spin up a VM, install opi and check with opi or zypper se if the packages they want are available?
That is exactly my opinion ng. I, too, already cited your example as a reason why all repos should appear in the search. Furthermore, I already had several packages that were not in the official repos, but I needed them. Many of them were in the dev repos. But they did not work properly. So I corrected the errors and then tried a request. Often it is not accepted. Sometimes with good reason, but often for unimportant reasons. This then turns into a back and forth that I don't have the time or inclination for. Or you get the answer that the package is only for Tumbleweed and Leap is not interested. So you just don't return the goods. Then I want a stable system, but a few packages that are up to date. But not all of them. And then I don't feel like integrating several repos. So I branch them into my repo. Then there are users who write to me and ask me for help because they can't get any further officially or in the development. That's another reason why I create packages. And last but not least, of course, for packages in which I am the maintainer in order to carry out updates. Since I take the task seriously, I first test everything on my end before I send it to the development. I have been doing this for more than ten years in my private and professional life and I have never paralysed a system. So the idea of tested packages is much too high. There are a few more reasons to have your own repos and why they should be found via s.o.o., but that's enough for now.