[packman] Future of PackMan?

Ludwig Nussel ludwig.nussel at suse.de
Tue Jan 10 16:25:44 CET 2012


Guido Berhoerster wrote:
> * Detlef Reichelt <detlef at die-mafia.de> [2012-01-01 22:56]:
>> what should we do in the future? What is the goal of PackMan?
>>
>> Should we build only multimedia and non crippled stuff for openSUSE?
> 
> I think that it isn't necessary to change the scope of Packman or
> reduce the number of packages that are provided today but that a
> reorganization and greater collaboration between openSUSE and
> Packman would provide benefits to both maintainers and our users.
> Currently Packman provides three categories of packages: software
> which is not allowed in OBS (non-free but redistributable,
> patented etc. mostly in Essentials and Multimedia), newer
> versions of packages which are in the main distribution (in
> Extra), and additional packages which are not in the main
> distribution (in Extra, Games, Multimedia).
> I'd suggest reorganizing the latter two categories by submitting
> unique Packman packages to suitable OBS development projects and
> subsequently Factory and by merging duplicate packges with their
> OBS counterparts.

Ack. Factory ftw!

> If there is a demand for a backport and
> continuous updates of a package it could be linked into a
> dedicated Packman project similar to how media player packages
> are already shared between OBS and Packman

I thought there is Tumbleweed for those who always want the latest and
greatest? Updates that make sense should be released into the regular
update channel.

cu
Ludwig

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