On 3/29/22 04:37, Martin Wilck wrote:
On Mon, 2022-03-28 at 18:56 +0200, Richard Brown wrote:
On Mon, 2022-03-28 at 18:53 +0200, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
On 28.03.22 18:50, Richard Brown wrote:
I agree, but this deficiency of Leap should not be addressed by encoraging people to use untested, unreviewed, unmaintained, unsupported, unsupportable software.
I find this statement disrespectful against everyone who maintains software in inofficial repos. Almost all packages in openSUSE started out in home projects and passed through a devel project before eventually being added to the distro. At the end of the day, the quality difference between official and inofficial packages is not as huge as you imply.
Of course, when you activate someone's home repo, you don't know. The repo owner may be long gone or be a malicious jerk. So no, we shouldn't actively encourage it. But we shouldn't discourage it, either, because we'd be discouraging our distribution as such.
Perhaps some weak "review" process could be established around public, inofficial OBS repositories. For example, a bot could auto-uncheck the "publish" flag for repos that haven't seen any updates for a long time, and users setting the "publish" flag could be asked to provide meaningful descriptions for their repos and the packages therein.
This sounds far more complicated then encouraging people to submit there packages into official distro's, modifying the publish flag will also cause significant issues for developers who need to test there packages.