[packman] Factory and openSUSE_Tumbleweed merger

Tomáš Chvátal tomas.chvatal at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 17:39:02 CET 2014

2014-11-04 16:26 GMT+01:00 Olaf Hering <olaf at aepfle.de>:

> On Tue, Nov 04, Martin Schlander wrote:
> > Maybe the Tumbleweed repo can just be deleted, and the Factory one
> renamed to
> > Tumbleweed, more or less.
> coolo put it nicely: "There are no Factory users, there are only
> Factory developers. And they develop Tumbleweed, which is developed in
> Factory for Tumbleweed users."
> IMO packman is for users. And Tumbleweed is for users, so thats what we
> should provide.  There is also that fast moving target "Factory" which
> will most likely cause many of rebuilds. Those rebuilds are wasted time
> because the delta between Tumbleweed and Factory will be small. I think
> there is enough time to catch up with changes in Factory.
> So we should provide just a single repo for "Tumbleweed". The name in
> the URL is likely fixed due to the way publishing works. So I propose
> to have just this entry in 'meta prj':
>   <repository name="openSUSE_Tumbleweed">
>     <path project="openSUSE.org:openSUSE:Tumbleweed"
> repository="standard"/>
>     <arch>x86_64</arch>
>     <arch>i586</arch>
>   </repository>
> The existing 'Factory' should be removed.
> Olaf
> Olaf puts it right. :)

For the sake of simplicity just think TW==Factory and that users should
always use Tumbleweed.


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