[arch-dev-public] Website updated- package maintainer changes

Ionut Biru biru.ionut at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 00:58:13 CEST 2010

On 03/29/2010 01:45 AM, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> On 29/03/10 08:01, Dan McGee wrote:
>>> Hey guys,
>>> I just pushed a website update today that improves something everyone
>>> has been clamoring for- package maintainers. The quick hits:
>>> * Package maintainership is now by 'pkgbase'. If you "adopt" one
>>> package, you become a maintainer for all packages with that same
>>> pkgbase (including across all architectures). This also means when a
>>> package is converted from arch-specific to arch-independent, you won't
>>> have to re-adopt it.
>>> * We will never lose package maintainer info if we lose packages and
>>> they come back in a later processing of the DB. Eric will be glad to
>>> hear this.
>>> * Multiple maintainers are supported. See
>>> http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/thunderbird/ for an
>>> example. All maintainers will get an email when the package is marked
>>> out of date (if they are signed up to do so).
>>> With all that said, the concept of package adoption is now not an
>>> exclusive affair- multiple people can adopt packages and all be listed
>>> as maintainers.
>>> Let me (and the list) know if you have any questions.
>> Thanks for doing this Dan.  These all are really useful improvements to the
>> system.  It looks like it is time to do a package adoption push and get rid
>> of some of the old and genuine orphans.
> If someone would adopt the thunderbird language packs, that would wipe
> 36 packages off the orphan list. :)
> http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=-last_update&arch=&repo=&q=thunderbird-&maintainer=orphan&last_update=&flagged=&limit=50
> -Dan



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