Contacting Packagers for Other Distros [was Re: Uniting to get upstreams to use system libraries]

Karl Goetz karl at
Fri Sep 19 15:34:21 PDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 10:04 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Colin Guthrie wrote:
> > Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> >> Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at> writes:
> >>
> >>> [...]
> >>> I'd like to know if other distributions also consider separating
> >>> libraries from applications to be a best practice.  If so, would you be
> >>> willing to collaborate on getting upstreams to see our point of view?
> >> Please contact the
> >> opensuse-packagers mailing list (see for info) to
> >> reach out to the package maintainers for colloboration,
> > 
> > Well it's the point of this mailing list to reach various 
> > representatives of different distros. Emailing each distro list 
> > separately kinda defeats the point of having a distributions mailing list.
> > 
> To kinda go along with this theme, I've started a wiki page to let
> people know how to contact packagers in other distros:
> Fill in details for your distro.
> I like the idea of having a specific person per distro who is a point of
> contact in addition to this, though.  That way questions, research,
> information that we'd like to carry back to all the distributions has
> someone in each distro responsible for seeing it done.  (I know that
> even though there's a myriad of Fedora folk on this list, only some of
> the information is flowing back and forth to the distribution level
> because none of us have actually said, "I'll report what happens to
> Fedora".)

I feel one person isnt really enough - I'd feel more comfortable with 2
(this is a bit moot, as i dont represent a distro that deals with

> What do you all think?
> -Toshio
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Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
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