Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467814
Review Request: spin - Builds software appliances based on Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora Linux
Last modified: 2009-07-05 12:58:01 EDT
Spin is a lightweight, performance-optimized development tool for
creating simple, integrated, easy-to-manage software bundles (known as
'software appliances', 'custom distributions', or 'custom spins')
containing operating system components, applications and related
configuration. Spin allows starting from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5,
CentOS 5, Fedora 9 and Fedora 10. Spin is comparable to pungi and
revisor, with added support for RHEL and CentOS as base distributions,
automatic generation of a config RPM using user-provided files and
scripts, and performance enhancements of 50-90%.
Note: Customers who create appliances based on RHEL will need to
separately purchase RHEL licenses for all installed client systems.
For more information about Spin, please go to
In my opinion, the name is too generic, for an argumentation, see:
I see an install time require for: rendition-common
Is this in the submission queue as well?
-- Russ herrold
Yes, see the 'dependent bugs'.
Thanks, Bill :).
Thanks for your feedback!
Spin is the product's name, and I would rather not rename the package unless it blocks the package from getting added to Fedora's rawhide. Do you know of the steps I would need to take to request that the package name remain "spin"?
That said, if it comes down to it, some new names that I can think of are: rendition-spin, spin-appliance-creator, etc.
(In reply to comment #6)
> Thanks for your feedback!
> Spin is the product's name, and I would rather not rename the package unless it
> blocks the package from getting added to Fedora's rawhide. Do you know of the
> steps I would need to take to request that the package name remain "spin"?
It is not a blocker per the packaging guideline, so you may find a reviewer willing to accept the name -- it won't be me.
> That said, if it comes down to it, some new names that I can think of are:
> rendition-spin, spin-appliance-creator, etc
spin-creator would be nice in my opinion..
(In reply to comment #7)
> spin-creator would be nice in my opinion..
What's currently the spin RPM also installs a '/usr/bin/spin' binary; will that also need to change to '/usr/bin/spin-creator'? Or just the package name?
also the command name.
If some justification is needed for the rename, here's a page I've had on the web, one place or another, since September 2006:
I can't submit that package to Fedora because it has a "noncommercial use only" license, but I may very well submit it to RPM Fusion. I'll have to think of a good renaming for it.
The ticket this one depends on has been closed because the submitter has gone away; I'm closing this one as well.