[arch-dev-public] package signoffs

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 14:37:09 EST 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 3:22 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.

This is the reason that I originally wanted the web-based signoffs.
They were implemented, but never took off. The theory was that, when I
updated after a week or so, I can check for "pending signoffs" on a
list and check some boxes.

>> 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.

I still use i686 on my thinkpad, FWIW

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