[packagekit] [gentoo-dev] Inviting you to project "PackageMap"
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Mon Jun 15 10:04:08 PDT 2009
Robert Buchholz wrote:
> On Saturday 13 June 2009, Sebastian Pipping wrote:
>> One of the stronger points for collaborating at the source is that
>> poeple who are not Gentoo devs (yet) and therefore have no write
>> access to the Gentoo tree can still extend and fix the Gentoo
>> packagemap entries. Doing it downstream would hurt the whole project
>> in several ways.
> To drive the project forward and find cross-distro acceptance, the
> packagemap repo/server has to be the authorative source of information
> for distributions that participate.
> However, I see advantages in a distributed model to collect the
> information. Gentoo developers could feed <cpe> tags into the
> metadata.xml of the tree and do not need to sign up to commit to the
> third-party packagemap repository. Synchronizing changed tags to the
> packagemap repository should be easy to automate. Changes in the
> repository could be propagated back to the tree by a designated team of
> Gentoo developers interested in the packagemap project.
> I have a feeling other distributions might also favor a model where they
> have more control about the data without giving all their devs access
> to one big repo.
Paul Wise of Debian also articulated interest in doing database building
at distro level, so that's one more point /for/ your feeling.
However there are a few more things to take into account,
please have a look at my reply to Paul:
Sorry for not CC'ing you, I should have though of that.
Thinking the other way around: Is there anything we could do
to make the central place approach work and feel better for everybody?
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