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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 29 01:41:40 CEST 2010

On 29/03/10 08:58, Ionut Biru wrote:
> 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 out of date (if they are signed up to do so).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
> adopted

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