On Thursday 04 April 2013 13:05:14 Alin M Elena wrote:
this week two projects dear to me and I hope a lot of other users and devs
got releases out: kde 4.10.2 and kde telepathy.
both provided in community maintained repos KDE:Release:410 and KDE:Extra.
Unfortunately if some curious, tester or old time user wants to try the
packages he/she will not find them... why? simple.. obs was not really
I see two issues with the situation...
1. Users get frustrated cause they cannot find the latest announced
versions... We fail to capitalise on the wave of interests that usually
gets created when a new version is released.
2. packagers/testers get frustrated... The community did the work for
these packages to be ready on time for the release... just to discover we
did not have enough steam to build the official tar balls. Shall we
understand that the community work is not really important for opensuse?
To make things ever more annoying... my home projects build and published
faster that packages in KDE:Extra... so I can conclude it is simple an
issue of policies and priorities on obs...
Can we have a discussion on this please? Let us try, as a community, to
establish and implement a set of rules on using obs build power in such a
way that gives the community repos some advantage over home and branch
projects in order to make opensuse shine.
As Agustin promised last week, we've got a status update on this for you
all: SUSE sponsored a new server rack so we're out of the woods for the time
being. Unfortunately it will still take a few weeks for the new rack to
arrive and be installed. See http://news.opensuse.org/?p=15739
In the mean time, cleaning up unused packages and projects in your home
always helps us save some cycles!
Our binary delivery server is also getting full and that, too, will need a
solution. Cleaning up only gets us so far. Help finding a new server is
welcome, Adrian can probably tell you what we need if you ask.