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The Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna teams already joined by some Fedora contributors are proud to announce the RPM Fusion project. == RPM Fusion launched ==
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RPM Fusion aims to bring together many packagers from various 3rd party repos and build a single add-on repository for Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The RPM Fusion team is proud to announce the public availability of our repositories.
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At the beginning, RPM Fusion will merge the following add-on repositories:
   * http://rpm.livna.org/
   * http://freshrpms.net/
   * http://dribble.org.uk/
RPM Fusion provides packages not already found in Fedora for various reasons such as their stricter legal requirements. We have software to play all kinds of audio such as MP3 files and show DVDs, emulators, additional games and additional multimedia applications.
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It will have two distinct repository: free and non-free. Free will contain Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Packaging Guidelines) which can't be included in Fedora because it might be patent encumbered in the US. Non-free will contain everything else which can't be in free, like software with public available source-code that has "no commercial use" restrictions, AMD and nvidia drivers. Additionally we offer the ATI and Nvidia closed-source drivers in a Fedora-compatible rpm package for users whose video cards are not yet fully supported with the stock open source drivers.
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Repositories and infrastructure will follow Fedora where possible without too much trouble (for example, koji is to much trouble for now). This means using Fedora's packaging guidelines (except for legal), Fedora's review process for new submissions, Fedora's VCS structure etc. We have two separate repositories:
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It will contain add-on packages and not replacements in relation to the base package set. Whereby the base package set is defined as: RHEL/CentOS + EPEL or Fedora (Fedora 7+).  * "free" for Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing Guidelines) which can't be included in Fedora because it might be patent encumbered in the US
 * "nonfree" for non-free software, that is everything else which can't be in free; this includes software with public available source-code that has "no commercial use"-like restrictions
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It will contain kernel module packages in the main repo, even if Fedora will drop them (which looks likely as of August 2007). We provide support for all 'current' versions of Fedora including devel, for i386, x86_64, ppc and ppc64.
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We aim to provide support for all 'current' versions of Fedora including devel, for i386, ppc and x86_64.
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We hope to attract both Fedora packagers and other 3rd party repositories. All users that installed Livna properly (e.g. by installing the livna-release package) will get RPM Fusion free and nonfree repositories enabled automatically. This also means that Livna will not be maintained any more and it is superseded by RPM Fusion.
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Please join our mailing list at:
http://lists.fedoraunity.org/mailman/listinfo/repo-merge-discussion
Please read our wiki page about how to enable these repositories:
http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

RPM Fusion is a project started by the Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna teams. It aims to bring together many packagers from various 3rd party repositories and build a single add-on repository for Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

We hope to attract new Fedora packagers and many other 3rd party repositories.

Are you interested? Do you want to help? Don't hesitate and subscribe to our mailing lists at http://lists.rpmfusion.org or meet us in the #rpmfusion channel on freenode.

The RPM Fusion Team.
http://rpmfusion.org

RPM Fusion launched

The RPM Fusion team is proud to announce the public availability of our repositories.

RPM Fusion provides packages not already found in Fedora for various reasons such as their stricter legal requirements. We have software to play all kinds of audio such as MP3 files and show DVDs, emulators, additional games and additional multimedia applications.

Additionally we offer the ATI and Nvidia closed-source drivers in a Fedora-compatible rpm package for users whose video cards are not yet fully supported with the stock open source drivers.

We have two separate repositories:

  • "free" for Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing Guidelines) which can't be included in Fedora because it might be patent encumbered in the US
  • "nonfree" for non-free software, that is everything else which can't be in free; this includes software with public available source-code that has "no commercial use"-like restrictions

We provide support for all 'current' versions of Fedora including devel, for i386, x86_64, ppc and ppc64.

All users that installed Livna properly (e.g. by installing the livna-release package) will get RPM Fusion free and nonfree repositories enabled automatically. This also means that Livna will not be maintained any more and it is superseded by RPM Fusion.

Please read our wiki page about how to enable these repositories: http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

RPM Fusion is a project started by the Dribble, Freshrpms and Livna teams. It aims to bring together many packagers from various 3rd party repositories and build a single add-on repository for Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

We hope to attract new Fedora packagers and many other 3rd party repositories.

Are you interested? Do you want to help? Don't hesitate and subscribe to our mailing lists at http://lists.rpmfusion.org or meet us in the #rpmfusion channel on freenode.

The RPM Fusion Team. http://rpmfusion.org

AnnounceRepository (last edited 2008-11-04 07:59:14 by sunset06)