[arch-dev-public] Repo Distinctions

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Tue Oct 16 23:40:01 EDT 2007

Eric Belanger wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2007, Paul Mattal wrote:
>> However, I think this only works well when the boundaries/commitments
>> are clear and everyone has buy-in. It's a lot easier to say to a group
>> of developers "guys, please pick up the orphaned packages from this
>> developer who left in [mantle]" when those developers voted to support
>> that package long-term in the first place. I know I'd be more inclined
>> to make the effort to pick up those packages.
> I'm not sure about that. We are having problems finding maintainers for 
> the core packages, in fact, some of them are still orphan. I can't think 
> why people would be more inclined to adopt packages in [mantle] when being 
> in core is not sufficient to incite interest in potential maintainers.

I think it's buy-in.

I think you'd be surprised at how few packages 50% of the developers
would agree to have in [mantle].. or [core] for that matter.

- P

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