On Thu, 24 Jun 2010 20:53:14 +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Thursday 2010-06-24 20:45, Jim Henderson wrote:
>> openSUSE:Contrib is there already. Then again, if you have enough
>> guts you could just as well send it to openSUSE:Factory outright.
> yes, with Factory that open as it is now, Factory is the right way.
I had thought Factory was for "future development" - ie, the basis for
the builds that go into the "next release". Am I misunderstanding
Is there a problem with that?
Not a problem so much, but rather if someone's running on the "current"
release, having to go to the "experimental" area for a piece of software
that isn't in the standard repo seems like overkill.
Well if you took all the "updated" software, and agglomerated them into
a new repository, you _would_ have something equivalent to factory.
What you _can_ do is add the repo for brltty/openSUSE_11.2, and just
live with it until the next release has a brltty recent enough for you.
That kinda brings us back to the issue of multiple repositories being a
problem, though - one of the common forum issues we see is users who have
done one-click from a number of individual repos who then run into
It isn't necessarily 'updated' software, but software that's not
included. For example, recently it was announced that amarok didn't have
a maintainer, so would be dropped from the standard packages. If an
unknown packager opted to maintain it, rather than add it back into the
oss repo, have it in the contrib repo as something that works with the
standard libs installed with 11.2 out of the OSS repo (for example).
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