[arch-dev-public] [IDEA] no packages older than one year in repos

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sat Feb 20 08:28:55 EST 2010

Am 20.02.2010 14:05, schrieb Allan McRae:
> Hi,
> This is an idea I have been thinking about for a while.  One
> disadvantage of rolling release (at least with how we implement it), is
> that some packages do not get rebuilt in a long time.  That can mean
> policy changes never get fully implemented (e.g. removal of .FILELIST
> from packages, moving man pages to /usr/share/man, LDFLAGS changes,
> arch=any, etc).  Also, new toolchains bring new optimizations that are
> good to have.
> I would like to propose that we ensure no package in the repos goes
> unbuilt for more than a year.  Looking at the current state of the
> repos, this should not be too much of a hassle once we catch up.  There
> are about 12 packages in [core] and 120 packages in [extra] that
> currently have not been rebuild for more than a year.  So, that
> indicates new packages to be rebuilt would occur at a rate of about two
> a week.

I like it, if we get archweb support for being notified on such occasions.

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