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Re: [opensuse-packaging] rpm5.org
  • From: Michael Schroeder <mls@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:14:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <20071025111429.GA28984@xxxxxxx>
On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 11:51:50AM +0400, Nikolay Derkach wrote:
?? ??????, 25/10/2007 ?? 01:43 +0200, Pascal Bleser ??????????:
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When I look at the "Team" presented on http://rpm5.org I notice several
people involved in QA for several distributions, but no one for
openSUSE/SLE*.

Lack of time, lack of interest, technical reasons ?

Lack of time, mostly.

Thanks for enlightening me :)

There was a news at linux.com, it claimed that Novell was going to
concentrate its efforts on RPMv4 development.
"Novell has joined Red Hat in the rpm.org project, while Mandriva, cAos, and
PLD have decided to work with Johnson's rpm5.org effort." [*]

That's not really true. It's just that there are two branches
of rpm, one stable branch (maintained by Panu) and one development
branch (maintained by Jeff). We need a reliable version, so we
use the stable branch for now.
At some time in the future, Jeff's branch might be copied into
the stable branch.
If you want to experiment with rpm5, feel free to create packages
in the build services.

Cheers,
Michael.

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Michael Schroeder mls@xxxxxxx
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF Markus Rex, HRB 16746 AG Nuernberg
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