Packaging Guidelines discussions

Ken VanDine ken at
Wed Mar 26 09:10:17 PDT 2008

That definately makes sense.  What kind of forum?  More than just
threads on the mailing list?  Should we maybe have an irc channel?
Perhaps do regulary irc or phone conferences?  


On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 12:04 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> Since all of us distro folks have our own in-distro packaging
> guidelines, wouldn't it make sense to start meeting and discussing these
> things with other distros to try and get some conformity going on?  A
> recent discussion about how to deal with jpackage brought this home, as
> I read mandriva's proposed way of dealing with them which mostly matched
> ours, but ours had filled some holes that theirs could use and vice
> versa.  Also, it seemed a lot of our guidelines were to work around
> flaws in upstream jpackage, and they could also participate here and get
> the flaws fixed as feedback from their consumers.
> Plenty of other things apply, java, mono, perl, python, etc...
> Thoughts?
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