[arch-dev-public] Kernel - vanilla vs patched?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 12:43:28 EST 2007

On Nov 9, 2007 11:36 AM, Jürgen Hötzel <juergen at hoetzel.info> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 11:11:45AM -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > Are you saying that you do not wish to maintain the kernel? That's
> > fine - no one is forcing your hand, and I'd be willing to do it in
> > your stead.
> I don't like the conversation style: It's not fine. Technical opinions
> differ but tpowa does the hard job and I'm glad he is doing a good
> job.  Vanilla is our primary target but sometimes you have to take a
> pragmatic approach on special packages like the kernel.

Let me rephrase that then: "If you do not want to maintain the kernel,
no one will hold it against you"

I understand tpowa does the hard work, but the issue here is that a
large chunk of the developers are against this change, are against the
feature-creep that's showing up in the kernel package. If that's
something that cannot be lived with by the current maintainer, then we
simply need a new maintainer - this is true of ANY package. If people
are saying "oh god, you're screwing this up!" and a maintainer refuses
to listen, well, that's a problem.

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