Linked by Sebastien Onglis on Mon 2nd May 2011 22:13 UTC
Linux Like Britney Spears, Jeff Johnson did it again and decided to fork rpm once more. Following a week long outage of the main website, he announced on the Mandriva development mailing list the launch of rpm6.org, without giving much explanation. Without more information, some people speculate this was caused by an intrusive merge by a Mandriva coder without discussing beforehand, while some others speak of the heavy criticism due to the migration, which still causing issues after several months.
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mat69
Member since:
2006-03-29

Shows what I see as the major problems FOSS projects have:

1. Lack of manpower
2. Egos of some devs

Nearly every project is hit by 1 and _some_ are also hit by 2, which in turn often leads to 1 because of devs leaving, forks etc.

The way he comunicates there is a mess and only results in every responisble person to stay away not only of this specific dev as far as possible but also his work. Even worse this also damages the image of rpm and Linux.

Edit: OMG it gets even worse http://lists.mandriva.com/cooker/2011-04/msg00483.php

Edited 2011-05-03 10:55 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

(couldn't resist. rpm has left a bad taste behind since I moved to deb packaged distros though managing .rpm with aptitude would probably sweeten the flavour.)

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

(couldn't resist. rpm has left a bad taste behind since I moved to deb packaged distros though managing .rpm with aptitude would probably sweeten the flavour.)


I'd take zypper over apt(itude) any day.

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