[arch-dev-public] Archlinux [current] status
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed May 9 11:42:12 EDT 2007
On 5/9/07, Jason Chu <jason at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 04:54:43PM +0200, Tobias Powalowski wrote:
> > 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 flagged ones, there are also some that are not outdated at all.
> > greetings
> > tpowa
> I was just thinking there might be a few packages that each of the
> developers (mostly Judd) wants to hang on to. If you orphan all of them,
> then they'll have to snatch them back up again.
They could always ask. Besides, I don't see any hurt here besides the
false pride that comes with single-ownership of a package ("that's MY
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