Re: How Fedora chose me

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On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Rahul Sundaram
<[email protected]> wrote:
> On 09/15/2009 04:43 PM, davide wrote:
>
>>
>> I just wonder why repositories offers "so few" with respect "the other distro".
>> I mean, last time I checked there was a 10k+ packages difference.
>> I suppose a big part is very specific software not so popular, but
>> still the difference is impressive.
>>
>> Is there a plan to "populate" repos
>
> Packages in Fedora are maintained in a voluntary basis. Every new
> package has to go through a review process for sanity checks. If you are
> interested, you can join by either packaging up the software you are
> missing out or reviewing dozens and dozens of packages which are waiting
> on that.

have you a pointer to a wiki explaining how I can help?

>
> Note however that a direct comparison of number of packages is tricky
> because packages are split up differently between distributions.

I know, I was looking for some "raw" data, like source packages to try
to extrapolate more accurate data.
but a gap of more than 10k binary packages gives the idea.

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