[arch-dev-public] Archlinux [current] status

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Wed May 9 10:54:43 EDT 2007

Am Mittwoch, 9. Mai 2007 schrieb Jason Chu:
> On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 10:30:59PM +0200, Tobias Powalowski wrote:
> > Hi
> > something is really going wrong at the moment.
> > People claim for having other interests or not time for doing the
> > packaging work.
> > I start here only with [current] first.
> > Jan quit doing maintenance of important parts of our distro and probably
> > also of doing quite some update tirades through current.
> >
> > Let me stress this, from my point of view Jan and me did the most
> > [current] updates the last weeks, even if we didn't use the software for
> > our own stuff, correct me if im wrong.
> >
> > We have inactive package maintainers, no doubt.
> > Judd, Dorphell, Aurelien, Gregor, Woody, Arjan
> >
> > It's time to cleanup [current].
> > Orphan all packages of Judd, Dorphell, Aurelien, Gregor
> > 1 week of time to grab what packages you wanna have.
> > Keep in mind it's your job then to test and ensure that the package
> > works! Please one of the enablers do this, or give me the permission to
> > orphan them.
> Is it possible to have a step before this one that's not as disruptive?
> This will create a lot of orphans very quickly.
> Jason
Well that way you see quickly who wants to  take packages and which ones need 
maintainers, im sick of browsing judds and dorphells dashboard to find the 
flagged ones, there are also some that are not outdated at all.

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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