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Thursday, June 2 • 5:00pm - 5:55pm
Packit and Fedora: downstream story continues

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Upstream projects don’t usually care about Linux distributions and how exactly the projects are integrated with other distro components. Getting new upstream releases built and updated is even more tiresome. The process tends to be very manual, requires in-house knowledge and is usually done by downstream maintainers.
What if I told you that you not only can build and test contributions in your upstream project, but also can seamlessly bring your new upstream releases into Fedora Linux very easily. Packit can do all of this and much more! We have recently added new functionality into Packit to completely automate the downstream release process - it is much simpler now! But wait, there is more - over the past year we have implemented many new features and UX improvements for our existing user base. Join us on this workshop session to learn more.

In this workshop, you will:
  • Learn about the Packit project and how to set up an automated downstream release process for Fedora.
  • Also, we will help you to use Packit for validation of your pull-requests via RPM building and testing.
  • You can try it on your own package.
  • Discuss any issue or idea you have. (Our current users are more than welcome!)

To actively participate, you need:
  • GitHub account for trying upstream builds and tests done by Packit.
  • Fedora account for trying downstream automation.
  • Ideally, you are a maintainer of a package in Fedora, but you don’t need to be – in that case we will prepare an example package for you.
  • RPM packaging knowledge is welcome.

We are also doing another session about a next-generation downstream maintenance process called source-git [https://sched.co/11l5p]. If you are an upstream or a downstream maintainer, you shouldn’t miss these sessions.

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Laura Barcziova

Software Engineer, Red Hat
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František Lachman

Software engineer, Red Hat, FI MUNI Brno
Python developer, Red-Hatter, teacher at FI MU, scout and climber.

Thursday June 2, 2022 5:00pm - 5:55pm CEST
| A218 | Workshop room

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