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From Igor Galić <>
Subject Semi Official Package Repo
Date Sun, 10 Nov 2013 13:26:32 GMT

Hi folks,

Inspired by PostgreSQL's move[1][2], I've been considering to
go down the road of offering (at least) RPM and Deb packages*
for CentOS/Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu of the latest supported
Apache Traffic Server releases.

This would increase the initial effort on our side considerably,
but also cut *down* in user support negotiation, e.g.:

* How did you compile your version of ATS?
* Oh, but did you remember to install these libraries before?
* please use <binary> -- I don't have <binary> -- Oh, you forgot
 to install <library> before compiling…

It would also considerably increase the adoption rate of new
releases as it did in the case of PostgreSQL.

Please consider that I don't know the exact legal status in the
case of the PostgreSQL Foundation, but since the only product
the ASF legally supports is source code, those packages would be,
as the Subject suggests, only semi-official.

I'd like to get feedback from both, developers (and packagers)
as well as users. If someone wants to jump in and volunteer to
create either of those please do that also ;)

So long,


*   why not FreeBSD or Solaris? Because those people are assumed
    to know how to compile new software ;)

Igor Galić

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