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When Sally Met Eddie: The Fedora Package Story

Mar 02, 2008, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Keating)

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"There are lots of ways that software gets included in Fedora releases. Because Fedora is a community-powered Linux distribution, the most common (and likely the easiest) method is when a community member packages and 'owns' the task of building it for Fedora. This story follows that process.

"Sally is a Fedora user. She's been using Fedora for a number of releases and really enjoys the project. However, she's unhappy with the offered text editors and has been in search of something better. She was introduced to Eddie by a mutual friend in a community forum. You see, Eddie is a text editor, and many feel he's a rather good one. Sally decides to give Eddie a chance..."

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