On Mon, 2009-08-24 at 12:21 +0200, Michael Matz wrote:
On Sat, 22 Aug 2009, Magnus Boman wrote:
For the past months it's been really difficult to contribute to package updates since I only have time to help out on weekends. This boils down to commits going in to oS:F, and my pet project (GNOME:Factory) is basically always blocked waiting for oS:F to build.
One way out of this dilemma is to have a repository not build against oS:F/standard/ (that is constantly changing), but only against oS:F/snapshot/ . The latter changes only at certain sync points (when the standard/ part has completely rebuilt once). If you do that you risk a breaking build when submitting to oS:F proper (because up until then you built against a slightly older version), but you at least can get work done.
It doesn't really help here since I have to build against GNOME:Factory and not oS:F as such. Basically all packages in G:F are blocked once G:F have been submitted to oS:F.
So, if there would be a shadow repo of G:F building against ../snapshot/ you could work against that shadow repo, until satisfied, and then submit to G:F proper (and eventually to oS:F then).
If this doesn't get me banned from OBS, I suspect that we end up delaying oS:F rebuilds even more... :-)