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Old 02-01-2012, 02:19 PM
Carlo de Wolf
 
Default Endorsement of https://github.com/fedoraproject

Hello members of the Board,

I would like to petition the Board to endorse
https://github.com/fedoraproject as a secondary outlet of hosted code.


Some projects that go into Fedora have their upstream hosted on GitHub.
To get these projects into Fedora not only spec files need to be
created, in most cases patches need to be created as well. While these
patches themselves are available in the corresponding rpm git repo
(pkgs.fedoraproject.org) they are not easily usable for upstream
developers. (And in most cases "hand"-crafted, instead of maintained in
a real branch.) An upstream developer is used to work on a git branch.


Whilst it is possible to maintain such a git branch at fedorahosted.org
it would suffer from a lack of integration with the upstream branch
hosted on GitHub itself.


Note that this petition does not ask for alleviation of hosting on
fedorahosted.org should that be required. In that case
https://github.com/fedoraproject would serve as a mirror of
fedorahosted.org.


I do say that Fedora should endorse and administrate the account known
as fedoraproject on GitHub for the sole purpose of providing an extra
outlet of Fedora branches related to GitHub hosted upstream projects.


Note that I'm completely ignorant of actual possibilities and I hereby
apologize for said ignorance.


Thanks in advance,

Carlo
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Josh Boyer
 
Default Endorsement of https://github.com/fedoraproject

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Carlo de Wolf <cdewolf@redhat.com> wrote:
> Hello members of the Board,
>
> I would like to petition the Board to endorse
> https://github.com/fedoraproject as a secondary outlet of hosted code.

What exactly are you envisioning when you say "endorse"?

> Some projects that go into Fedora have their upstream hosted on GitHub. To
> get these projects into Fedora not only spec files need to be created, in
> most cases patches need to be created as well. While these patches
> themselves are available in the corresponding rpm git repo
> (pkgs.fedoraproject.org) they are not easily usable for upstream developers.
> (And in most cases "hand"-crafted, instead of maintained in a real branch.)
> An upstream developer is used to work on a git branch.

The Fedora package maintainers should be sending the patches to the
upstream project already. The goal (while not always feasible) is to carry
as few patches in the Fedora packages as possible.

> Whilst it is possible to maintain such a git branch at fedorahosted.org it
> would suffer from a lack of integration with the upstream branch hosted on
> GitHub itself.
>
> Note that this petition does not ask for alleviation of hosting on
> fedorahosted.org should that be required. In that case
> https://github.com/fedoraproject would serve as a mirror of
> fedorahosted.org.

fedorahosted.org is in place to host projects pertaining mostly to Fedora
itself. It is not set up to host arbitrary projects, and certainly not meant
to host projects that already have an upstream host. I'm slightly confused
why there would be a mirror between github and fedorahosted.org at all.

josh
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