Bug 496463

Summary: Bundled private copy of feedcreator php class
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Xavier Bachelot <xavier>
Component: phpTodoAssignee: Marc Bradshaw <fedora>
Status: ASSIGNED --- QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: rawhideCC: a.badger, fedora
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OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:05:25 EDT Type: ---
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Description Xavier Bachelot 2009-04-19 08:45:39 EDT
phpTodo is bundling a private copy of the feedcreator php class. Additionnaly, this private copy has been patched with a new feature and the version bumped by the phpTodo author.

I've packaged the original feedcreator class, as I needed it for another package and then uncovered the phpTodo private copy. Since then I've also found another fork of this class on the net. I'll contact both the phpTodo author and the other fork author to see what can be done to merge all the forks in one place.

I think the easier path for now is to patch the original feedcreator class with the changes from phpTodo then take a look at diffs in the other fork and see what can be done about them. Then the phpTodo private copy can be removed and the standalone version used. What do you think ?

Comment 1 Marc Bradshaw 2009-04-19 20:33:12 EDT
I agree that we shouldn't have a copy of this class within an application and as a package in itself.  Makes sense to use a single copy within its own package for this.

I don't think we should be copying modifications from individual applications into the packaged class as this could introduce conflicts with future versions and/or bugs.

Depending on the nature of the modifications we could create a subclass for phpTodo which subclasses the packaged class as is and applies the modifications that way, with a view to persuading the respective upstream authors to merge those modifications into an official class release.

Incidentally, there has been little or no releases of phpTodo from upstream for around 2 years now, not sure if development has stopped altogether.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:07:24 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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Comment 5 Marc Bradshaw 2010-07-21 19:53:18 EDT
Re-opening bug as we are talking with upstream developers regarding splitting out the bundled library in a future release.  No time line for this as yet.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 06:38:33 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

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