#207 [Talk-25] Lessons learned from packaging Pantheon
Opened 4 months ago by decathorpe. Modified 3 months ago

  1. What is your proposal?

It was quite a long journey from my first COPR packages in 2015, to my first official packaging work for fedora 26, to Pantheon becoming an officially recognised Desktop Environment with the release of fedora 30 in 2019.

I would talk about the lessons learned from this work, which include how an upstream project that itself originally was its only consumer (elementaryOS) can adapt to be more distro-agnostic (with Pantheon now being offered by fedora, NixOS, Arch, and others), and how changes in upstream GNOME (or downstream ubuntu / elementaryOS) sometimes make my work harder than it probably needs to be.

  1. Who in addition to the speaker needs to be in the room for this to succeed? This could be the audience you need to reach, other participants in the conversation, or other stakeholders.

I think this topic would be of general interest to users of fedora, and to people who do packaging of generally GNOME-aligned Desktop Environments (MATE, deepin, etc.). Additionally, people working on GNOME, fedora Workstation (or even ubuntu) would probably also be interested in some of the issues I've been having.

  • Matthew Miller (@mattdm), Brian Exelbierd (@bex): might be interested because of the ongoing collaboration between elementaryOS and fedora happening for this
  • Matthias Clasen (@mclasen), Kalev Lember (@kalev), Owen Taylor (@otaylor), Christian Schaller (@uraeus): might be interested in the GNOME- and fedora Workstation-related issues
  1. Is this a…
  • 25 minute Talk
  1. Anything else we need to know?

A room with a projector would be good, since this talk would include a slide deck, and probably a small demo of running Pantheon on fedora 30 (or maybe even on a Silverblue VM, if I want to taunt the demo gods).

  1. Who are you?
  • Name: Fabio Valentini
  • FAS ID: decathorpe

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