[arch-dev-public] Away for a while

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu May 10 21:28:22 EDT 2007

On 5/10/07, Dale Blount <dale at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 17:42 -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > On 5/10/07, Tobias Kieslich <tobias at justdreams.de> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > >         as of Monday evening I will be away from the computer for most of my
> > > time as I go visiting home for two weeks. So I shall be back for the
> > > developer meeting.
> > > Just update my packages a needed
> > > I will also get rid of a couple of my packages that I don't use at all
> > > and maintain not really very well. They will be about 30-40
> >
> > When you do this, as you probably know them better than anyone else,
> > can you elect some of them for movement to community/unsupported? I'll
> > bet there's a few in there that are rarely used.
> Aren't they mostly official packages?  I'm sure it's easier to maintain
> if they are kept together as we do for gnome's official packages.  I for
> one don't like the idea of moving stuff to community/unsupported just
> for the sake of doing it.  If they're really a burden or not maintained
> by a dev, that's fine, but it doesn't make sense to do just to keep the
> number of packages in current/extra down.

But he's talking about orphaning them, we already have something like
440 orphans listed.  If no one is actively maintaining them we might
as well sift through them and move some to places where they *will* be
maintained by interested parties.

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