Re: Packager Experience objective proposal

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On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 09:29:00AM -0000, Tomas Tomecek wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM Matthew Miller <mattdm(a); wrote:
> > 
> > Sure, I think it makes sense for improvements to
> > container/flatpak/module packaging to fall under the scope of this
> > objective as well!
> > 
> > I admit that Modularity is part of my motivation for filing this
> > objective-- I'd like to make sure we keep the packager experience in
> > mind as the modularity rollout continues. My worry with modularity
> > (which I've expressed before on the devel list) has been that the
> > added overhead of creating and maintaining a module will end up
> > detracting from the other benefits of being able to modularize
> > stuff... so it would be nice to help make sure that doesn't happen!
> > 
> > 
> > This is an interesting idea! My initial thought was that the majority
> > of packages probably don't *need* something like this, as they don't
> > differ much, if at all, from upstream. But I think even for those
> > packages, being able to browse a package's sources through a git
> > repository via Pagure rather than having to fetch and unpack the
> > tarballs would be a major improvement. So yes, I think trying out
> > source-git would be something that could fall under the scope of this
> > objective.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Ben Rosser
> Ben, thank you for putting this proposal together! It's definitely the step to the right direction.
> I'm one of the people behind source-git. At the moment we are in a phase where we are trying to figure out our goals and milestones. Our team will get together and make a plan around devconf. We'll then announce it to Fedora to get the discussion going (feedback is very important). The topics we are talking about are:
> * Packaging automation (as Dennis pointed out -- automate tedious tasks)

> * Rawhide gating and increasing its stability
> * On-demand side tags (what Richard mentioned) 

>From my understanding on the current plan for rawhide gating, it involves
on-demand side-tags for multi-package update in rawhide.
So that's two items in one :)

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