A recent [https://email@example.com/thread/BX5ICSBX3NU6P3LCUUYJLAWZFHRMUGX7/ thread on Fedora Devel] made it clear that the current per-edition guidelines could use a little updating.
In particular, we originally mandated symlinking from the variant config to the real destination, but did not specify where to keep the variant configs. I've clarified this and also added that it is acceptable to copy a config on initial install instead of symlinking. The original reason for symlinks was to allow for auto-switching the config if the system converted to a different edition, but this was dangerous and ultimately it was decided not to allow that. So, copying is safe.
We discussed this at this weeks meeting (http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2017-02-09/fpc.2017-02-09-17.01.txt):
I've written these up. While looking at the document, the following additional points occurred to me:
Given those and the fact that this is really not the best place to define "Fedora.next", I've just removed the entire definitions section. I'll put it back if someone yells at me.
Written up. Announcement text:
The guidelines for per-product configuration have been updated to allow copying the config file instead of mandating symlinking and to specify the locacation where the variant configurations should be stored.
I managed to write up the original diff without any of the later changes. I believe I fixed it all up, please please let me know if I missed anything.
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