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[opensuse-gnome] GNOME:Next
  • From: Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:46:48 +0100
  • Message-id: <20101216104648.GY21120@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

A few minutes ago, I created GNOME:Next. This is the project that we
will use to package a development version of GNOME when Factory is
frozen. Please note that it is not intended to be used by end-users, and
if you use it and it works, it's by pure chance ;-)

I've populated it with branches from G:F of various packages, and by
updating most of them, we should be able to provide a GNOME 3
environment.

I thought a bit about how to handle packages in there, especially as
we'll want to push them to Factory once Factory is unfrozen, and here's
my proposal:

+ we use branches: this enables us to follow what's happening in
current Factory

+ if a change occurs in G:F, it might potentially break the branched
package in G:N. If this happens, then we'll look if the change is
needed. If it is, then no difficulty ;-) If it isn't, then we should
still merge it, then revert it, and explicitly mention in .changes
that we merged it and reverted it for G:N. This way, we won't lose
history from Factory, which will help the autobuild team later on.

+ we use the usual process to submit updates to a new upstream version.
I considered the option of delaying writing good .changes entries,
but if we delay that, it means it will never happen.

Note that there's no collab data for this project, so no "osc collab
todo". I might add support for it later, but there's no guarantee. If
you want to help, just ask on irc what you can do :-)

It will obviously take some time to update everything, but once it's
mostly ready, we'll send a mail.

Dominique: I'll start updating some packages by taking some of your
updates from your GNOME3 project.

Cheers,

Vincent

PS: Why GNOME:Next? Because GNOME:Unstable was deleted a while ago, and
I didn't like the Unstable part in that name anyway ;-)

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