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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 22:23:36 CEST 2010

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 4:01 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> 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 out of date (if they are signed up to do so).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.

Dan, you are awesome. I award you with 753 internets

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