[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two
maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 00:12:04 CET 2010
Op dinsdag 30 november 2010 12:04:49 schreef Samuel Verschelde:
> Le mardi 30 novembre 2010 11:37:42, Thomas Backlund a écrit :
> > So, after reading all different opinions here and discussing with
> > founders, here is the idea:
> > We start of with 3 medias: core, nonfree, tainted and 3 debug medias:
> > debug_core, debug_nonfree, debug_tainted. In order to avoid confusion,
> > we wont use the name "restricted" as it was used in MDV commercial
> > products.
> > Now all of theese medias will have their 5 submedias: release, updates,
> > updates_testing, backports, backports_testing.
> > That brings us to 30 medias in total :)
> > The details of the media layout suggestion is also at the end of this
> > mail, and at: http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=mirrors_policy
> > Now...
> > We wont blindly import every package from cooker, instead we'll
> > start off the import with basesystem (as in bootable system with
> > shell access), compiler and rpm tools (and of course their buildtime
> > depencies). When all of that is imported and rebuilt, we have a working
> > buildsystem / base to build from.
> > Then we to go on with and start importing X, the different
> > DE's and every other package needed to build a full distro.
> > By doing it this way, we get a clean start, every package rebuilt,
> > and no old/unmaintained stuff in the beginning.
> > Then as more maintainers join, I guess more packages will be imported
> > from cooker and other sources. And packages can always be requested.
> > As for those that want the core/extra split:
> > We already tried it with main/contrib split. And I know mdv is now
> > trying to refine what belongs in main or not, but thats for mdv
> > to work through the "problem" as it wont be an easy task.
> > For us I think the best way for now is to start with this suggested
> > layout, and see if it works well for us. Remember, as Michael pointed
> > out, this is a community supported distro, and only time will tell how
> > well the community actually will support their distro.
> > Point is, if we later decide this is not working well, we can always
> > review the decisions and if decided do the split.
> > Can we reach an agreement that this is the way to start the distro?
> OK for me provided support policy matters are not discarded forever but
> only delayed to allow things to start.
> It would be great to start QA Team's organization as soon as possible. I
> don't think we need to wait for the BS and the packages to begin thinking
> about those matters.
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