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SCMSig Agenda

Topic of the day - can we make "exploded tree" packages work?


  • Easier to develop/maintain/share patches.
  • No longer need lookaside cache of tarballs.


  • How do we separate "upstream" code from patches applied in the Fedora package.
  • How do we keep patches that are Fedora-specific and shouldn't be sent upstream from patches that should be.
  • This will likely require maintainers to become more familiar with whatever SCM is chosen.
  • Can no longer use lookaside cache to keep SCM size down.
  • How do we conditionally apply patches (e.g. for arch- or feature-specific patches)?
  • How can we verify that the code in our tree is identical to the upstream tarball?
  • Can we automate the conversion?