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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Project classifications
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:38:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <201004270938.08197.adrian@xxxxxxx>
Am Montag, 26. April 2010 18:45:11 schrieb Tejas Guruswamy:
On 26/04/10 15:13, Greg Freemyer wrote:
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 9:41 AM, Pavol Rusnak <prusnak@xxxxxxx> wrote:

"INTERNAL" or "PRIVATE" is fine, but I would stick home:* projects to
this state without any option to override this. It would encourage
contributions to devel projects and using home:* project as install repo
is not good anyway.

Are all projects really supposed to pushed out of home projects once
they're stable.

For instance:

I have a OBS home project for open2300. It has very few users and I
would not be shocked to find out no one but me has downloaded it, but
to my knowledge it is the only place to download a installable
package, instead of source.

(ie. The home page for the project used to only reference the source.
Its a wiki, so I built the package via OBS in my home directory and
edited the wiki page to refer to it.)

Is something with that small an audience really supposed to be pushed
into a more formal repo? If so, which one in my case?

fyi: open2300 is a program for reading the data records of a LaCrosse
Weather Station via rs-232 port.


I don't think this proposal is about stopping people from distributing
packages via home projects altogether. Instead it is about ensuring
users do not unintentionally stumble on a home project via search.oo or


This will make it safer to say "just go search for it on search.oo",
which right now it is not, because there are development and broken
versions visible, and a malicious packager can easily trick the
unsuspecting into using bad packages by recreating popular packages in
their home project.

If you are linking to the home project on external wikis etc. this will
do nothing to change that AFAIK.

Exactly. If some upstream project is recommending any project and you trust
this upstream project it should be save to use it.


Adrian Schroeter
SUSE Linux Products GmbH
email: adrian@xxxxxxx

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