[arch-dev-public] abs split and changes (was: Status questions)

Travis Willard travis at archlinux.org
Thu Jan 3 16:18:54 EST 2008

On Jan 3, 2008 4:04 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 3, 2008 2:55 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 3, 2008 2:30 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Jan 3, 2008 2:27 PM, eliott <eliott at cactuswax.net> wrote:
> > > > 2. ABS move to rsync.
> > > >  There was some talk regarding moving ABS away from cvsup, towards a
> > > > more generalized scm agnostic solution such as rsync. I had a proof
> of
> > > > concept abs implementation using rsync functional, and sent patches
> to
> > > > *someone* (memory is foggy..maybe it was Dan?). Is this still
> > > > something on the general todo list?
> > >
> > > You sent patches to me. Last status report I mentioned that we're
> > > waiting for 3.1 as it should split out abs into a new package,
> > > allowing us to make these changes at the same time.
> >
> > http://projects.archlinux.org/git/?p=abs.git;a=summary
> > git clone git://projects.archlinux.org/abs.git abs
> >
> > Anyone want to take this on? It really isn't a high maintenance thing.
> > It has been split into its own repository now, and anyone can take it
> > and run with Eliott's idea (which I'll give a +1). It really shouldn't
> > be too much of a burden on anyone, and you get that awesome feeling of
> > leading a project (even if it is small!). I'm willing to help out, but
> > my "full-time" duties will always tend to be with pacman so this might
> > not get as much love from me as someone else could give it.
> Cheers! And thanks.
> I have the "patches" (which is, in fact, a tarball of actual files,
> heh) that I can apply. I am busy most of the night but can likely get
> to this later - Eliott, Dan, would you like me to forward this on to
> you guys in case one of you are faster?
> It'd be nice if we can get some more hands in the code around here.
> Right now it seems the only projects moving are the ones spearheaded
> by Dan and/or Eliott and I may have made some recent changes to the
> initscripts stuff, but it was more merging other people's patches.
> I'm *sure* we have more coders than this, so it'd be nice to get other
> people doing some work on this. If that isn't feasible, we're going to
> have to bring on more developers in this capacity, otherwise these
> projects are going to stagnate.
> What it means to take ownership of ABS:
> * You gain full control of the code base
> * You release the future "abs" package
> * You make most of the decisions regarding ABS (though, hefty ones
> should be discussed, it's only fair).
> Anyone willing to swing the bat?

I am a coder by profession.  I just do packaging right now for Arch.  I've
wanted, for a while, to get involved in something greater than packaging.  I
contributed a bit to pacman, but only a bit.

I want to help with the website stuff, but I know zero django and zero
python.  I've been feeling kinda burnt-out lately too, so I'm worried if I
dive into this I'll lose interest halfway through and end up being no help
at all.

I could take up ABS, I suppose, though I don't have any grand super plans,
ideas, or roadmaps for it.  *shrug*  I'm certainly decent at maintenance,
however, based on my tendancy to handle packages, so I could at least do
that for ABS for a while, until inspiration hits. :P
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