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== Owner ==
 
== Owner ==
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* Name: [[User:petersen| Jens Petersen]]
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* Email:  petersen at fedoraproject dot org
 
* Name: [[User:pnemade| Parag Nemade]]
 
* Name: [[User:pnemade| Parag Nemade]]
 
* Email: pnemade at fedoraproject dot org
 
* Email: pnemade at fedoraproject dot org
 
* Name: [[User:petersen| Jens Petersen]]
 
* Email:  petersen at fedoraproject dot org
 
  
 
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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/30 | Fedora 30 ]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/30 | Fedora 30 ]]  
* Last updated: 08-Jan-2019
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* Last updated: 09-Jan-2019
 
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== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
{{admon/note|This change will remove the need of having the language specific comps groups in Fedora}}
 
{{admon/note|This change will remove the need of having the language specific comps groups in Fedora}}
We already have langpacks-* packages in Fedora since F24. Currently they are installing language packages for translations, dictionaries etc. but not fonts or input-methods. With this Change we will try to install fonts and input-methods as well.
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We already have ''langpacks-*'' packages in Fedora since F24. Currently they are installing language packages for translations, dictionaries etc. but not fonts or input-methods. With this Change we will try to install fonts and input-methods as well.
 
E.g. if you net-install Fedora in Japanese language then installation of any base package like libreoffice-core or man-pages are installing automatically libreoffice-langpack-ja or man-pages-ja but langpacks-ja is not installing any Japanese font or input-method.
 
E.g. if you net-install Fedora in Japanese language then installation of any base package like libreoffice-core or man-pages are installing automatically libreoffice-langpack-ja or man-pages-ja but langpacks-ja is not installing any Japanese font or input-method.
 
But now with using RPM tags or weak dependencies like Supplements, we can get font as well as input-method packages installed as well on the system.
 
But now with using RPM tags or weak dependencies like Supplements, we can get font as well as input-method packages installed as well on the system.
 
There is no need of language comps groups to exist, they will be replaced by langpacks.
 
There is no need of language comps groups to exist, they will be replaced by langpacks.
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This Change is originally submitted at https://pagure.io/i18n/issue/97
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
Users can install complete language support now using langpacks.
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Users can install complete language support now using langpacks only. This will also help to remove the language support groups from the comps file.
  
 
== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Check all langpacks providing packages (like fonts, input-methods) add Supplements tag in their SPEC file and build them.  
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* Proposal owners: Check all langpacks providing packages (like fonts, input-methods) add Supplements tag in their SPEC file and build them.  We will track the progress of this Change in [https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/pnemade/langpacks/ Langpacks Copr] project.
 
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== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
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Currently users can get complete language support installed only using "''dnf group install <lang-support>''" command. After this Change gets implemented end users can get language support installed using meta-packages "''langpacks-<langcode>"'' only
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==

Revision as of 07:29, 9 January 2019


Replace Comps Language Group With Langpacks

Summary

Language support groups in Comps file will get replaced by langpacks package. With this Change we want meta-packages like langpacks-ja to also install required fonts and input-methods for the given language.

Owner

  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 30
  • Last updated: 09-Jan-2019
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

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This change will remove the need of having the language specific comps groups in Fedora

We already have langpacks-* packages in Fedora since F24. Currently they are installing language packages for translations, dictionaries etc. but not fonts or input-methods. With this Change we will try to install fonts and input-methods as well. E.g. if you net-install Fedora in Japanese language then installation of any base package like libreoffice-core or man-pages are installing automatically libreoffice-langpack-ja or man-pages-ja but langpacks-ja is not installing any Japanese font or input-method. But now with using RPM tags or weak dependencies like Supplements, we can get font as well as input-method packages installed as well on the system. There is no need of language comps groups to exist, they will be replaced by langpacks.

This Change is originally submitted at https://pagure.io/i18n/issue/97

Benefit to Fedora

Users can install complete language support now using langpacks only. This will also help to remove the language support groups from the comps file.

Scope

  • Proposal owners: Check all langpacks providing packages (like fonts, input-methods) add Supplements tag in their SPEC file and build them. We will track the progress of this Change in Langpacks Copr project.
  • Other developers: To all other developers of packages who provides langpacks, they need to add the Supplements tag as given in this Langpacks guideline to each langpack subpackage.
  • Release engineering: none
  • Policies and guidelines: none

Upgrade/compatibility impact

None.

How To Test

User Experience

Currently users can get complete language support installed only using "dnf group install <lang-support>" command. After this Change gets implemented end users can get language support installed using meta-packages "langpacks-<langcode>" only

Dependencies

No Other Change depend on this.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: If this change is not completed by final development freeze then we need to target this for F31. We are just proposing to add additional information in langpacks packages that is Supplements tag. This should not affect individual langpacks packages installation by dnf.
  • Contingency deadline: I don't think we will need anything to revert or apply any contingency plan here if this is not completed by beta freeze.
  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? N/A

Documentation

  • Need to add about this in the Release notes

Release Notes