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Community Spin Guidelines

This page describes the DOs and DONTs for Community Spins being submitted for review to the Spin SIG .

This document should also include guidelines with regards to the snippet layout as proposed in Kickstart Pool .

In General

  • (./) All bits on the spin concept MUST be in Fedora.
  • (./) The spin concept MUST be tested thoroughly before submitting it to the Spin SIG for technical review.
  • (./) Possibly: The spin MUST be composed on rawhide, using the compose tools in rawhide, and the packages from rawhide, if the spin is to be included into the next release cycle.
  • (./) Installation from the spin, whether a Live Spin or an Install Spin, MUST work.
  • Stop (medium size).png Possibly: Do NOT fix packages or applications on the Spin. A fix goes upstream.

Live Spins

Before Submitting Your Spin Concept

  • (./) The spin concept MUST be composed using a kickstart configuration. No other (required) configuration is allowed (yet).
  • This limits your options to those available in kickstart, and allows the spin concept to be composed with:
    1. livecd-tools (release compose tool),
    2. pungi (release compose tool) and
    3. Revisor (community tool that allows more customization we just said we wouldn't allow).
  • (./) The kickstart MUST be valid.
  • Use ksflatten to see if all %include statements work properly.
  • Use ksvalidator to see if all directives used are valid.
  • Stop (medium size).png Possibly: Do NOT change the default behavior of applications. An example is to configure Nautilus to use the "Browser mode" by default.

Localized Spins

  • (./) Other then language, locale and keyboard defaults, the Localized Spin must match the upstream spin you used as a base for the Localized Spin. You can change the following things:
  • lang
  • keyboard
  • timezone
  • @*-support package selections (languages) in the %packages manifest
  • aspell-* package selections in the %packages manifest
  • openoffice.org-langpack-* package selections in the %packages manifest
  • Package selection to meet the size as well as local hardware, software and cultural requirements.

Installation Spins

Before Submitting Your Spin Concept

  • (./) The spin concept MUST be composed with an existing tool.
  • (./) The configuration for the spin concept MUST be valid. This includes kickstart, as well as up-to-date additional configuration files should you be using any.
  • (./) The spin result cannot contain anything that modifies behavior to the installer, or to the packages or applications after installation.
  • (./) Installation MUST be tested and complete under all circumstances.

(./) GOOD example: Single CD Installation Spins, Everything Spins Stop (medium size).png BAD example: non-multilib x86_64 Installation Spins, Spins using a kickstart on the disc.

Submitting Your Spin Concept

To submit your spin concept for inclusion in the Kickstart Pool , (...) drop /me a mail