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[opensuse-gnome] RFC: reorganize GNOME tree, move parts to multimedia:
  • From: Stanislav Brabec <sbrabec@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:23:48 +0200
  • Message-id: <1240496628.6832.1767.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I would like to propose extended split of GNOME:* package in addition to
the solution discussed in past:

GNOME:STABLE:{version}: Only the desktop and applications with GNOME
release cycle or otherwise tightly related with GNOME. I guess this
repository is a bit over-populated.

GNOME:Backports:{version}: Other updates needed for seamless GNOME
{version} work. Any packages can be placed there. Limiting build for
affected distributions is possible as well.

GNOME:Applications or GNOME:Applications_Factory (or any other name):
GNOME or GTK+ applications that are not part of GNOME project. It can be
a primary development place for these packages instead of GNOME:Factory

multimedia:libs: Move there multimedia libraries and gstreamer. If their
update is required, link or aggregate can be done to
GNOME:Backports:{version}.

Benefits:

- Don't provide unchanged copy of particular package in many
repositories.

- Easy to update just the desktop.

- gstreamer has nothing to do with GNOME. Its backport often requires
several dependent library backports. All of them will be probably in
multimedia:libs, but not in GNOME:*.


Particular packages list that should go away:

festival psiconv maybe intltool - These packages were added as backport
for SuSE Linux 10.0 or so and stayed there up to now. Probably more such
packages is still present.

gegl babl libiptcdata: Move them to multimedia:libs.

gimp*: Move to multimedia:photo.

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Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
software developer
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