Fedora Packaging Committee
The Fedora Packaging Committee determines the packaging guidelines for Fedora projects.
The FPC is an independent subcommittee of the [wiki:Self:Development/SteeringCommittee Fedora Steering Committee (FESCo)] , and reports to [wiki:Self:Development/SteeringCommittee FESCo] for final approval on all Packaging Guidelines changes.
Meetings and Discussions
The Fedora Packaging Committee currently meets every other Tuesday at 17:00 UTC, in #fedora-meeting on the FreeNode IRC Network .
Meeting minutes are kept at ["Packaging/Minutes"] .
Discussion and decisions can also take place on the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing list is open to the public. To subscribe or view the archives, go to http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-packaging .
The issues the committee is set to discuss are available at ["Packaging/GuidelinesTodo"] .
Guideline Change Procedure
How a Packaging Draft becomes a Fedora Packaging Guideline, in six easy steps!
Step One: Draft Guidelines
All Fedora Packaging Guidelines changes start out as Draft documents. Any Fedora contributor may propose new or amended Packaging Guidelines. To create a new Draft, add a new page under ["PackagingDrafts"] on the wiki. Once you're happy with the Draft, add it to the [wiki:Self:PackagingDrafts/DraftsTodo DraftsTodo table] . Draft authors are highly encouraged to announce the draft on the fedora-packaging mailing list.
Step Two: Packaging Committee Review
The Packaging Committee will consider items on the [wiki:Self:PackagingDrafts/DraftsTodo DraftsTodo] in its weekly meetings and on the mailing list. The meetings and mailing list are open to the public, and Fedora contributors are invited and encouraged to participate (especially if you are a Draft author).
Step Three: Packaging Committee Vote
The Packaging Committee votes on Drafts. A majority quorum is required for a Draft to be ratified by the FPC. Currently, five yes votes are required for Draft approval. Approved drafts are listed in the Action Items section of the [wiki:Self:Packaging/GuidelinesTodo GuidelinesTodo table] and marked "ratify".
Step Four: FESCo Ratification
FPC approved drafts are presented to the [wiki:Self:Development/SteeringCommittee Fedora Steering Committee (aka FESCo)] for final ratification. When [wiki:Self:Development/SteeringCommittee FESCo] approves drafts, the Action Items section of the [wiki:Self:Packaging/GuidelinesTodo GuidelinesTodo table] is updated, and the item is marked "writeup".
Step Five: Writeup
Once a draft is approved by [wiki:Self:Development/SteeringCommittee FESCo] , the Draft text is added to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines. The Draft item is then moved from the Action Items section of the [wiki:Self:Packaging/GuidelinesTodo GuidelinesTodo table] to the Resolved Items section.
Step Six: Announcement
As the final step, the new Packaging Guidelines (or changes to the existing Guidelines) are announced on the fedora-maintainers and fedora-devel mailing lists.