[Mageia-dev] On importing /soft

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Wed Jan 19 21:47:12 CET 2011

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011, Pascal Terjan wrote:

> http://svn.mageia.org/soft-cleaning/status.html#monitor-edid
> says "- README: Some reference to the Mandriva mailing list and
> bugzilla will need to be changed to Mageia ones"
> Do we really want to?
> What is the point?
> I think we can package this tool as-is, as a tool provided by Mandriva
> like if we were packaging a non distro specific tool developed by
> RedHat or Debian or anyone and let people report their bugs upstream
> if the README says so.
> If someday it becomes unmaintained or for any other reason, we can
> fork it, but currently I think of it as an external tool and see no
> reason in importing it into our svn
> I did not read the full list but I guess there are other standalone
> tools that we don't need to fork into our svn.
> Opinions?

Yes, I agree. If it is not necessary to fork something (no proprietary
images, no important and incompatible changes required) then we should
not fork it until it becomes necessary.

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