[CentOS-devel] FYI: centos reproduceability

Dag Wieers

dag at centos.org
Tue Apr 28 18:19:44 UTC 2009

On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, James Olin Oden wrote:

> Your spending a lot of time defending the status quo, but your not
> really answering an honest complaint.

What you see as a defense, I saw as an explanation to why it is the way it 
is. I think nobody argues that it is great the way it is. Especially 
within the CentOS project because it hurts our effort too.

> I've spent a lot of time servicing customers, and when they complain to 
> you, they really don't care about explanations that don't try to help 
> them with their immediate problem.

I am not disagreeing with you at all, but I don't see any solution from 
you either.

CentOS does not have customers, and nothing should hold you back to 
implement a solution and offer it to Red Hat. CentOS can even help 
you with the resources if you want to make a CentOS project out of it. 
(Although it probably makes more sense as a Fedora or Red Hat project)

But at the moment this is yet another task that requires people's time
and I am not sure if we want to dedicate existing CentOS people to such a 
project if it has an impact on more important deliverables.

The question really is: are you willing to be part of the solution ?

I'd say we need more people to take action, and less people to argue :)

If nobody stands up to fix this, we might see it as a sign that nobody 
thinks it is important (enough).

Kind regards,
--   dag wieers,  dag at centos.org,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
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