[arch-dev-public] Repo Distinctions

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Thu Oct 18 08:26:16 EDT 2007

Roman Kyrylych wrote:

>> 1) Unclarity about what our committment is to packages in various
>> repos. We need some clear way for the dev team to commit to
>> maintaining a package in the long term, and some way to easily
>> identify and track packages identified thusly.
>> 2) Gross numbers of orphans everywhere and no clear method to follow
>> to proceed to eliminate them on an ongoing basis. (not saying your
>> proposal doesn't address this.. but you asked for the problem list)

> This is OK, but this:
> 2007/10/17, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com>:
>> Aaron Griffin wrote:
>>> 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.
> is absolutely bad as a first step.
> I don't understand how this can be a good first step to archieve all
> you wrote above.

These first steps are intended to achieve #1 and #2, by creating a repo
in which devs clearly have committed to long-term care of the packages
and by eliminating orphans and demonstrating how to keep them eliminated
on an ongoing basis.

- P

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