moblin moves to fedora
July 25, 2008
So, I’ve noticed a bunch of posts saying that they couldn’t believe that moblin’s reason for moving from ubuntu to fedora was the use of rpm vs deb. I’m a little surprised at that. Anyone who has built a deb package recently vs building an rpm package should see the obvious advantages. The learning curve for putting an rpm together is not nearly as steep as it is for debs. Not to mention the patching mechanism.
So, don’t be so surprised at the choice of distros due to the packaging format.
Having said that, I think the ‘always upstream’ mantra that we’ve been chanting in fedora for a while is a pretty good draw. Moblin as a downstream consumer of fedora knows that if they pitch things back to us they’ll likely go up the tree to the right people.