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Push R&T Packages Upstream

Project ID: 
176
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What: 

Description: Re-package our research and teaching software for F13/4 packaging compliance and submit upstream so they are built as part of the standard Fedora distribution. This project is an extension of Package Teaching & Research Software for Fedora which did the groundwork. It was hoped that packages would then be rebuilt to be compliant and submitted upstream as part of the normal release re-build cycle (or as and when individually upgraded) but this has not happened due to operational timing constraints, hence this more focused approach.

Deliverables: All our locally packaged software that is publically deployable and is not packaged anywhere else available in the standard Fedora13/4 distribution.

Why: 

Customer: All

Case statement: For us is efficiency gains in moving from one release to the next. For the user packages should be available faster on new platforms, as well as the ability to obtain most of our research and teaching packages on non-DICE platforms.

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Timescales: There is no specific deadline to meet, although in advance of the next summer release upgrade cycle would make sense.

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Time: There are probably about 40 core packages to do, plus dependencies. They vary greatly in complexity. While the upstream push process can take a lot of time (months) it takes only hours per-package in real time. The main cost is building for Fedora packaging compliance, one days per package on average maybe.

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Resources: Effort only.

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Dependencies: None.

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