FAQ

On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 1:31 PM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
On 7 April 2015 at 09:27, Lokesh Mandvekar wrote:
On Tue, Apr 07, 2015 at 11:10:47AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
For a long time, Red Hat engineers have dropped public RPMs onto
people.redhat.com. Now that CentOS is a more official part of the family,
it seems like an obvious idea to me, but why not create a "centos7-devel"
branch that is public work that is intended to go into the next upstream
update?

Several of the existing repos like virt7-testing and atomic7-testing
could simply be folded into this repo.
+1, given that packages like docker could be relevant to atomic and virt.
As well as these "hand built" RPMs:
http://people.redhat.com/lnykryn/systemd/
http://people.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs-RHEL-7.1-preview/

And I'm sure others.
I'd love to see epel get combined with this as well, but I'm probably
speaking with a docker-tunneled vision.
I don't think EPEL could fit in here because the audience for EPEL is a lot
more conservative in what they want than what people working on anything
from this decade want. 45% of EPEL users are EL-5, 50% are EL-6 and 5% are
EL-7. Projects which are aimed at the EL-7 -> EL-8 space will get a lot of
pushback from users when things get updated (this is the reason openstack
and various other tools have had to been pulled from EPEL in the past..)

That said, I had an idea called EPIC which might be a better place for these
items.

I think you are missing the point of conservatism, which is about not
breaking things that already work well. If you can containerize stuff
with docker or make it co-exist with stable/working versions with
scl-type packaging, I think you'd see much faster acceptance and wider
testing of new code. Otherwise, rpm's normal concept of only
allowing one version to be installed at a time makes it very difficult
to keep your business running while testing something new.


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