[arch-dev-public] Cleanup/Orphans - a BIG warning!

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Tue Oct 2 16:07:50 EDT 2007

Hm. Your words are sounding more polite. True. 

But don't you get the same feeling that some of our developers lost
their interest/time in maintaining packages? Some were even hired to do
other jobs. Who else should do it? We had a decision to not give away
the packaging process to the community. So we have too do it our best.

I just don't want to fall back into the time when Jan, Tobias and me
were doing the majority of packaging almost alone again. And now we have
to take about two architectures. Let's spread it over all our shoulders.

Let's improve our infrastructure step by step but don't forget our
daily work of packaging. We have become famous for our good compromise
of bleading edge and quality. We should try to keep this alive.

We also have to find a way to maintain essential packages we cannot drop
nobody wants to maintain. Any suggestion?

One possible way it to force a dev to also maintain all dependencies
for his packages. But what about the rest?



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