[arch-dev-public] package signoffs

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 10 18:15:00 EST 2010

On 11/02/10 05:37, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> 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 an alternative.  "pacman -S pacman-contrib; paclist testing".


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