[Rpm-maint] On rpm.org site-update
pmatilai at redhat.com
Fri Oct 17 10:32:23 UTC 2008
Anybody visiting rpm.org recently will have noticed that things have
changed quite a bit, an announcement has just been missing. The short
story is that rpm.org moved from Duke University to OSU OSL hosting, and
the web content changed from mixture of static html and wiki to having
everything in Trac.
Having Trac means RPM *finally* has an independent upstream bug tracker.
What's remaining is putting it into real use: there's now an obvious place
where to put upstream bug reports and rfe's. It also means vendors have a
place where to refer all clearly "upstream" bugs and rfe's from their own
bug trackers, without losing track of them. For example, as Red Hat
bugzilla was historically used for rpm upstream bug reporting due to lack
of anything better, it's just choke-full of things that do not belong
there at all. Going through the reports and moving relevant bits to
rpm.org Trac will be done as time permits, and help on that task is
As for Trac wiki, the content in Trac wiki is more or less manually
converted from Moin wiki, and the conversion might be a bit rough in
places. All content from old wiki should be available in Trac too, but
some of the pages were moved for more logical grouping. A big pile of
other, ancient (often pre 2002) content was purposefully taken off-line.
If something valuable has gone missing (be it wiki or other content), let
us know (via Trac or mail). Full backup of the old site exists off-line so
no content is lost. As a "new" thing, the sources for most old rpm
releases are again available online at http://rpm.org/releases/historical/
We didn't even try to move existing accounts and permissions from Duke
Moin wiki to Trac. If you had editor permissions on the old wiki, please
register yourself to Trac and file a web component ticket (or just drop me
a note) requesting editor rights, stating your username to regain editor
permissions. New wiki-contributors are most welcome too, just additionally
describe what area of documentation you're interested in working on.
And of course the same goes for any other bits that may have fallen
through cracks in the move - just let us know.
- Panu -
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