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

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed May 9 11:00:21 EDT 2007

Jason Chu wrote:
> 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.

Is the theory that orphaning would be disruptive because people would
start acting quickly and break stuff? Otherwise, I'm not sure how having
more orphans would cause disruption. It would be better to know who's
stepping up to the plate on which packages, and which are up for grabs.

In general, I think we should be less afraid of orphans. Likewise, we
should be less afraid to adopt. This would be helped by a system that
allows multiple maintainers for each package.

- P

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