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    Phoronix: Fedora Developers Discuss The Idea Of "Lightly Maintained" Packages

    Fedora stakeholders and the folks at Red Hat have been discussing the idea of having a "lightly maintained" package repository (or some RPM metadata otherwise to indicate such light maintenance) for packages that are either very new, not receiving much packaging attention, or simply used as a build dependency for other packages...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...aintained-RPMs

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    "for packages that are either very new, not receiving much packaging attention, or simply used as a build dependency for other packages"

    I notice that packages for software that is largely "feature complete" doesn't get mentioned. In open-source some things can reach as close to "done" as possible unlike in the commercial world which needs (sometimes pointless) updates to attempt to earn more money. I think sometimes this can be a little hard to justify. Everyone just thinks the project is then dead!

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      Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
      Everyone just thinks the project is then dead!
      It's very true. Successful open source project maintainers know they need to ring a bell on a regular basis to elicit a Pavlovian response from consumers. It's easy enough with the free government-sponsored CVE marketing channel and packagers will get right on that severity 9.8 DoS CVE "application terminates when sent a SIGHUP".

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bregma View Post

        It's very true. Successful open source project maintainers know they need to ring a bell on a regular basis to elicit a Pavlovian response from consumers. It's easy enough with the free government-sponsored CVE marketing channel and packagers will get right on that severity 9.8 DoS CVE "application terminates when sent a SIGHUP".
        What is dead may never die

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