[CentOS-devel] Status of CentOS 5 for the i586?

Fri Jun 3 15:39:12 UTC 2011
Yury V. Zaytsev <yury at shurup.com>

Hi Karanbir,

On Fri, 2011-06-03 at 16:02 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> > And while I further know that the project wouldn't sign packages that 
> > I built here, I would still build packages here for my own purposes anyway.
> If the development process can churn via patches that get some sort of 
> peer review, I dont see why the build+sign cant happen inside a centos 
> builder instance. There is hardware for ia64/i586/sparc available. Keys 
> are still something to look at further down the road.

I had exactly this in mind when I was advocating for keeping SPEC files
and patches in git repositories ala git-buildpackage earlier on this

Johnny might not find this kind of development workflow acceptable for
himself, but I think that this could be quite an interesting option at
least for the development efforts for the extra arches.

For instance, you can have a stack of git repositories for packages
needing a change, and those could be connected to some review board
software, there are herds of those available for git.

Finally, someone might flag packages as reviewed and build / sign them
on CentOS hardware, or alternatively leads behind such efforts could be
given access to some secondary signing keys which would be dedicated to
signing packages for extra arches.

This would also enable for easy import / backport of the updates to stay
in sync with the main CentOS distribution.

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev