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[opensuse-gnome] Contrib and G:C
  • From: Bryen <suserocks@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 23:31:56 -0500
  • Message-id: <1222403516.3331.123.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In today's meeting, we tried to clarify the distinction between the new
Contrib repository project and GNOME:Community. In a nutshell, we feel
that Contrib is the community version of OSS/Non-OSS, in that packages
are stable and released with the distro, and likely will only issue
security updates and such during the lifetime of that distro version.
Whereas, GNOME:Community (or G:C) is considered to be more bleeding
edge.

Likely, some things from OSS/Non-OSS might also get moved over to
Contrib if enough community members can maintain it, thus relieving
Novell of some of the packaging work and freeing up its devs.

So it was decided that it is evident that we need to appoint a volunteer
to monitor G:C/Contrib/OSS/Non-OSS and coordinate what packages need to
be copied over to Contrib.

But before we do that, we felt it was important to first determine what
guidelines we as a group agree upon for how to determine the criteria
for submitting to Contrib. And we're discussing that here and now.
Note: No possible criteria was brought up during the meeting itself.
Clean slate here.

An example package we used in today's meeting was Pidgin. At what point
do we feel that Pidgin in G:C is ready to be copied over to Contrib for
the next distro release?

Let the discussion begin! :-)

Bryen Yunashko
Proud 2008 openSUSE Board Candidate

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