[CentOS-devel] "CentOS.devel"

Thu Apr 9 17:21:47 UTC 2015
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On 9 April 2015 at 11:01, Ken Dreyer <kdreyer at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 04/09/2015 10:51 AM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> > We get way more pushback
> > from developers finding out that their package is in an EL without their
> > knowledge than we do from either consumers of EPEL not finding a
> > particular one.
> Bit of a tangent... but would you mind clarifying who "we" is there? If
> there is pushback to EPEL packagers, I'm not seeing it on the epel-devel
> list, or in the bugs I'm watching, so it must be happening through other
> channels?
My apologies.. 'we' was a royal we meaning the people who are 'running' the
EPEL project, EPSCO for no better word. The pushback from developers came
when packages were branched into a new EPEL release without the developer
knowing about it. [EG if you owned say nethack and were listed in EL-5 but
found that you were getting asked about bugs in EL-6 or EL-7 which you had
no interest in and no other developer had asked to maintain it in EL-6 or

The problem usually are reported in direct emails or IRC. We also see the
opposite emails where the developers are wondering why their package wasn't
put in EL-6 or EL-7 when they had it in EL-5... but the release group
decided it was better to surprise on the side of caution (eg no branch into

> - Ken
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Stephen J Smoogen.
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