[PlanetCCRMA] moving PlanetCCRMA to Fedora Extras?

Paul Coccoli pcoccoli@gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 07:12:02 2006

On 2/26/06, Florin Andrei <florin@andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> Hey everyone, I've been using CCRMA for a long time now, although I
> wasn't too active on the mailing list.
> Anyway, there's something I've been thinking of for a while and I kind
> of like the idea: would it make sense to merge PlanetCCRMA into Extras?
> There are already all kinds of packages in Extras. The music / sound
> packages would not be, by any means, out of place there.
> Also, I am not sure how much time Fernando has to maintain Planet, but I
> remember him complaining a while ago about lack of time. I don't know
> the current situation. In any case, Extras is a much bigger project and
> it's much less likely to run out of human resources (in terms of
> maintainers).
> The biggest advantage of the move would be that it would make it much
> easier to distribute the workload to many more package maintainers.
> Having more maintainers means faster package updates when new software
> versions are released.
> I would be happy to maintain, say, LMMS, JACK and all plugins, Qjackctl
> and ZynAddSubFX, plus all the libraries required by them that are not
> already in Extras. Maybe also a couple of bigger packages such as
> Rosegarden. I like Hydrogen too.
> I was actually thinking to push the packages mentioned above to Extras
> regardless of the outcome of this proposal, but I feel it's pointless to
> do a redundant effort.
> Another advantage of merging Planet into Extras is that Extras is by
> definition "clean" and that would reduce the incidence of the PRH Effect
> (Package Repository Hell) which is getting pretty annoying these days.
> Another big plus is that this way the Planet packages will be much more
> deeply embedded into Fedora. Instead of having to enable a repository
> that they never heard about, people would be exposed to all the
> music/sound goodies by simply installing Fedora (Extras is enabled by
> default in yum). A much larger audience than the current one, which can
> only benefit everyone.
> The merge doesn't have to happen in an instant. Instead, packages can
> migrate gradually, as individual maintainers step up and grab packages
> and push them through the approval process at Extras.
> Of course, a small number of packages may never migrate - things such as
> custom kernels. But that's OK, since those don't add essential
> functionality, they just enable convenient aspects.
> There are also packages with questionable licenses that will never be
> approved by Extras, but there's already a plethora of repos already
> taking care of all those packages and more.
> Well, I'm stepping down from the soapbox now and I'm listening.
> --
> Florin Andrei
> http://florin.myip.org/
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