During this week the so-called Contrib repository has been finally really started after the discussion come to a halt some time ago. Contrib (see here for details) is a repository managed by community members that will be frozen at release time to make more packages available for openSUSE users. It is a kind of “Universal” repository for third-party packages.
To see how it works, I updated today Greg KH‘s smugbatch package that I put into my home project a couple of months ago and submitted it to contrib with the following command:
osc submitreq create home:a_jaeger smugbatch openSUSE:Factory:Contrib smugbatch -m \ "Add smugbatch to CONTRIB"
This produces an email to the opensuse-contrib mailing list and now my request gets reviewed by the maintainer team of Contrib.
Thanks a lot to Alexey for starting the contrib project a couple of months ago and to all volunteers that are driving it now!
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