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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Integrating packages into Factory
  • From: Dirk Stöcker <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:49:41 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.1.10.0807281143440.1581@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Alexey Eremenko wrote:

Now: May I get commit access ?

No ;)

Well, a bit sad :(

No. It's a good thing, that I can rely on the Factory variant. I do want to trust the distribution to a certain degree. And the trust level for Factory inclusion should be much higher than for openSUSE.

Seriously, I understand the need for maintaining integrity for openSUSE.

Actually I think that a good idea would be to build a "multi-level"
introduction of packages into factory,
1. community "home" projects on Build Service - experimental packages go here.
2. Pre-Factory tree project (place where evaluations will take place
on both quality, stability and license, ...)
This repository will contain the "candidate" packages, that are aimed
at future inclusion into factory.
3. Factory itself - Novell employees will take packages, from
"pre-factory" tree. Packages, that are qualified
will be put into factory.

After all, moving openSUSE distro construction to openly-viewed build service, is made exactly for purpose of external contributions...

Write commits to pre-factory tree should be made upon request for
community members.

Layered approach is a good way to make things moving...

Well, why don't you take the path we currently have:

a) Build your stuff in home.

b) If it is stable search for a toplevel project, where you can get it moved into and apply for inclusion of your package into that top-level directory.

c) If that worked reliable for some time, ask the Novell people (e.g. one providing packages in the same field of software) to think about Factory inclusion.

If the statistics are back and working fine, then c) can also be done automatically based on download counts.

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