[Sugar-devel] [PATCH sugar-build] Support Fedora 16
dwnarvaez at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 13:11:36 EDT 2012
On 12 July 2012 15:22, Manuel Kaufmann <humitos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 5:48 AM, Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I prefer to not support old distributions in sugar-build, to reduce
>> the maintenance cost.
> I think we can support Fedora 16 meanwhile it doesn't take too much
> effort for us to maintain it. I mean, in the future when it will be
> complicated to maintain we could say: "Fedora 16 is no longer
> supported" and that's it.
To add a distro to the supported list in the README/wiki, I really
want a buildbot slave for it. That's because when I make changes to
the repository I need to make sure they works everywhere and I can't
test on every single distro. I don't want stuff to bitrot, people try
out sugar-build on a supported distro and run away with the impression
that getting it to work is hard, needs tweaking or that stuff is half
broken. That happened with sugar-jhbuild since forever and I think it
was the main issue with it. So if we want F16 as an official distro we
will need to setup a buildbot slave (I don't have time to do so rigth
On the other hand I would be fine with adding F16 as unsupported.
Basically not listed in the docs and with a big warning "it might or
might not work, we suggest you pick a supported distro" at deps
installation time. We already have something similar for !ubuntu &&
!fedora distros, except in this case we would actually install the
dependencies as best as we can instead of just listing them.
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