[arch-dev-public] package signoffs

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 10 04:22:04 EST 2010

Am 09.02.2010 19:59, schrieb Eric Bélanger:
> It might just be an impression but it seems to me that the signoffs
> are mostly done by a small group of devs.  I realize that some of you
> are busy/inactive but it would be easier and faster if everyone tried
> to do signoffs once in a while.  If we rely on the same 3-4 devs for
> signoffs, then if they are busy, inactive, forget or don't use the
> package, then the signoff process become stalled.  Therefore, we have
> all these bumps in the signoff threads.

I apologize for that. I sometimes don't have the time to update my
system for a while week and when I do, I forgot which signoffs are
pending. I can't update the system if I don't know if I have some free
time after the update, because things break in testing every now and then.

> As far as i686 goes, if you have a i686 chroot on your x86_64 system
> you can do some i686 signoff. Of course, you can't test boot related
> packages like the kernel or udev but command line utilities like nano
> or wget as well as libraries can be tested and signed off.

That is true. And it is those system-critical i686 packages like udev
who are barely signed off on i686.

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