[arch-dev-public] Repo Distinctions

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed Oct 17 12:44:14 EDT 2007

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On 10/16/07, Simo Leone <simo at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Sounds like making a mountain out of a mole hill to me.
> At first, I didn't think Simo was right. I thought this would go the
> way of a sane discussion.
> But in typical devland fashion, we decided to stab this issue to death
> with the knives of blather.
> Let me see if I can steer this cart away from the cliff a bit, but we
> might be going too fast to abort.
> Everyone makes these grand claims like "repoman will fix THAT" and
> "lets move TUs up and start 'firing' crappy packagers" and all these
> sorts of things. Don't get me wrong, they're perfectly valid
> suggestions and good ones.
> The problem is the timeline. This is always an issue. A lot of these
> suggestions will take a large chunk of work, and a lot of effort.
> I know how our dev team works. If we actually decide that these things
> are a good idea, there will be two people doing the work while
> everyone else keeps wondering why it's not done.
> So we simply can't do that. Fact.
> We need to move in baby steps. We WILL have a problem implementing
> these large sweeping suggestions, so here's the question I pose to all
> of you who have very strong opinions:
> What's the first step?

Create [mantle]. Vote packages into it by 50%+ vote of dev team. See 
what happens and what is left in [extra]. Auction any orphans off to 
other devs and/or TUs to put in community.

These would be the first few steps.

- P

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