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* [[Packaging:ScriptletSnippets| Recipes for RPM post scripts]]
 
* [[Packaging:ScriptletSnippets| Recipes for RPM post scripts]]
  
=== Further reading ===
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=== Introduction to packaging ===
  
 
* [[How to create a GNU Hello RPM package]] - for those of us with shorter attention spans, preferring ''less'' detail
 
* [[How to create a GNU Hello RPM package]] - for those of us with shorter attention spans, preferring ''less'' detail
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=== Procedures, Policies and Guides ===
=== Procedures and Policies ===
 
 
* [[Package Review Process]] - Get a package into the Fedora Package Collection
 
* [[Package Review Process]] - Get a package into the Fedora Package Collection
 
* [[Package maintainer responsibilities]] - Your responsibilities if you maintain a package
 
* [[Package maintainer responsibilities]] - Your responsibilities if you maintain a package
 
* [[Updates Policy]] - Policy for when to push updates to packages and when not to
 
* [[Updates Policy]] - Policy for when to push updates to packages and when not to
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* [[Package maintenance guide]] - a guide, tips, and FAQs for using the Fedora package maintenance system
 
* [[Package update HOWTO]] - Procedure to update a package
 
* [[Package update HOWTO]] - Procedure to update a package
* [[Package Renaming Process]] and [[Upgrade paths — renaming or splitting_packages]] - Guidelines to properly obsolete packages when they are renamed, splitted or joined.
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* [[Package Renaming Process]] and [[Upgrade paths — renaming or splitting_packages]] - Procedure for properly obsoleting packages when they are renamed, split, or joined
* [[How to remove a package at end of life]] - Instructions about how to proceed if a package is removed from Fedora
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* [[How to remove a package at end of life]]
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* [[Using Mock to test package builds]]
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* [[Using the Koji build system]]
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* [https://fedorahosted.org/bodhi/wiki/CLI Using the [[Bodhi]] CLI tool]
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* [[Milestone freezes]] - how the Fedora Alpha, Beta and Final freezes affect packagers
 
* [[Fedora Release Life Cycle]] - information on the Fedora development process, particularly various freeze dates and such
 
* [[Fedora Release Life Cycle]] - information on the Fedora development process, particularly various freeze dates and such
  

Revision as of 00:46, 26 September 2014

Fedora Packages are maintained collectively by a community of both Red Hat members and volunteers.

Contributing roles

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Contributing roles
This is only a suggestion for contributing roles. Only your imagination sets the limits.

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OS Developer

Other useful links for Package Maintainers

Get Involved

  • Package Review Process - describes the formal review process (for both contributors and reviewers)
  • Packaging SIGs - Informal groups of packagers working on specific areas of the distribution
  • EPEL - Rebuild of Fedora packages for RHEL or compatible derivatives

Packaging Guidelines

The Packaging Committee handles the rules and guidelines for writing SPEC files for software in Fedora. The most important ones:

Introduction to packaging

Procedures, Policies and Guides

Resources for Fedora Package Collection contributors

Important Mailing Lists

  • devel-announce is a low traffic, announcements only, list, where important development information is posted.
  • devel is a high traffic mailing list, where discussions about the development of Fedora are held.
  • package-announce is a very high traffic mailing list, where notifications are given for all the commits in any package in the Fedora repository. Note that the Fedora package database sends commit mails for packages you (co-)maintain.
  • packaging is the mailing list of the Fedora Packaging Committee, who determine the official packaging guidelines for Fedora projects.

Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)

Fedora technical management is organized by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo).

Subcategories

This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total.

Pages in category "Package Maintainers"

The following 90 pages are in this category, out of 90 total.