[packagekit] [gentoo-dev] Inviting you to project "PackageMap"
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Mon Jun 15 12:13:27 PDT 2009
Robert Buchholz wrote:
> The consumers of the PackageMap will always only use the central
I'm not sure about that. I rather assume it will happen.
Especially use ignoring the substitution map.
> I am convinced the project will be more viable if people can choose
> their level of contribution. Many developers just won't care enough to
> take the extra hassle.
Agreed. However, I don't see a huge difference in level of
extra hassle. The most difficult thing is doing who's-the-vendor
research in my eyes atm which is the same at both ends.
Maybe collaborating at a central place can add some fun that
adding "some field I don't really care about" downstream cannot.
Btw on Gentoo putting it in metadata.xml might be adding to the risk
of a checksum mismatch, at least for extra edits. No idea if
QA tools will catch 90% of that happening.
> If you make merging easy, I don't see how this hurts the project.
I don't see how easy merging compensates for the issues I brought up.
Can I have a few more voices on this?: Would you clearly feel more
comfortable and motivated to contribute to PackageMap if it works
at your distro's source package?
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