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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 18:26:07 EST 2010

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 7:28 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.

I'm going to add build date as a field to archweb soon enough, so this
will be quite easy to query and get a list of relevant packages once
that is done.


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