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Old 02-03-2010, 06:29 PM
Toshio Kuratomi
Default Packaging Committee Meeting Summary (2010-02-03)

Commitee members present


Committee members absent
limburgher (technical difficulties)
spot (parental duties)

We approved two guidelines:

SRPM Buildtime macros https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SRPM_Buildtime_macros
For: 5 hansg, SmootherFrOgZ, tibbs, abadger1999, rdieter
Against: 0

Emphasize correct SF.net SourceURL
For: 5 hansg, rdieter, abadger1999, SmootherFrOgZ, tibbs
Against: 0

These now go to FESCo for approval.

The committee also voted to recommend no exception for some of the libraries
that wordpress bundles to fesco (the ones that are not heavily modified).
Committee will discuss what qualifies as a "functionally modified" version
of a library and whether that's acceptable this week on the packaging
mailing list and at next week's meeting.

"Recommend no exception for the list of non-heavily modified libraries"
For: 5 abadger1999, rdieter, tibbs, racor, SmootherFrOgZ
Against/abstain: 1 hansg had to leave before the vote was announced but while
present he semed to favour grandfathering in non-heavily modified
libraries that are not already packaged for Fedora.

The committee started voting on new Guidelines for python modules that
includes Guidelines for python3 but suffered network difficulties in the
middle of the discussion. This will ocntinue on the packaging mailing list
and hopefully be voted on later this week.


Current state:
For: 3 rdieter, tibbs, abadger1999
Against: 1 racor racor wants to have a note in the guidelines of when the
python-2.x package will be removed from Fedora. Other committee members
argued that this was 1) out of scope for the FPC (would be a packagr or
FESCo decision) and 2) impossible to know at this juncture as the uptake
of python3 among module authors is not yet very high -- that leads to no
one being able to port because their dependencies have not been ported.

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