[CentOS-devel] progress?

Mon Feb 21 02:21:17 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 02/20/2011 07:21 PM, Steve Meyers wrote:
> On 2/20/11 12:03 PM, Fabian Arrotin wrote:
>> I know i've already said that in that thread (but a lot of people have
>> 'echoed' their own answers too, right ?:-)  ) but i've had personally
>> the case where people were asking to 'help the project' and when they
>> were pointed to either improving the website, translate the wiki,
>> chasing after potential banding issues, etc, etc .. the only answer i've
>> got*multiple*  times was "no, i'm not interested in doing that : i just
>> want to rebuild packages" .. so each time it proved me that such people
>> aren't interested in helping the project as a whole, but instead just
>> want to focus on build issues. I'm really wondering (and still*my*
>> opinion) if those people are interested in CentOS as a project, or just
>> want to 'suck' some build scripts (which are just wrappers around
>> mock/plague as stated so much times in that thread) to produce their own
>> respins.
> Does rebuilding packages not count as helping the project?  If the 
> release speed is seen as the biggest problem with the project, why do 
> you assume ulterior motives for people who want to help out with the effort?
> For goodness sake, it's an open source project.  Who cares if the 
> occasional person wants to produce their own respin.

External rebuilds of packages could never be used by this project, or
any other project.

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