[arch-dev-public] Repo cleanup / Package adoption

Travis Willard travis at archlinux.org
Tue May 27 07:45:34 EDT 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 2:44 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Eric Belanger
> <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>> On Mon, 26 May 2008, Thayer Williams wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:51 AM, Eric Belanger
>>> <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>>>> There are still several devs who haven't answered yet. This is a gentle
>>>> reminder.
>>> I'm just looking through the list now and I see some programs that, at
>>> least in my opinion we should drop if nobody is actively maintaining
>>> them:  azureus, dvdbackup, handbrake, nicotine, and d4x. All of these
>>> are pretty fringe apps except for maybe azureus, which is just plain
>>> slow and buggy (or was the last time I used it).
>>> I don't know much about the deps/makedeps, but if any of them are tied
>>> to the other fringe apps we should look at removing them entirely as
>>> well...just my two cents of course. I admit though I was a bit
>>> surprised to see we had 4267 packages in extra--even if half of those
>>> are x86_64 that's a still a shedload of maintenance.
>> I don't think these fringe apps have a lot of depends specific to them. If
>> so, we'll remove them when we'll remove the apps. Currently, I want to focus
>> on the depends for stuff that we want to keep. When the list will be
>> smaller, I'll update it with the current orphans in the dashboard. There
>> might be other orphaned fringes apps or packages we want to keep not in the
>> wiki list.
>> Also, I've noticed that some packages got orphaned when we updated the web
>> site:
>> sudo, abs, exiv2, initscripts, etc.
>> Check if it happened to your packages. Otherwise, I'll add them to the wiki
>> list when I'll update it.
> You sure that's not just the testing repo? At the very least I know
> abs == travis and initscripts == thomas, correct?

Definitely not testing - I did lose ABS as a maintainer. Re-adopted.

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