[arch-general] One maintainer, 100+ outdated packages

Christian Rebischke Chris.Rebischke at archlinux.org
Sat May 8 23:37:45 UTC 2021

On Sat, May 08, 2021 at 04:43:10PM +0000, Christopher W. via arch-general wrote:
> Everyone's a volunteer and people have lives. Got it. Now what can we do to fix this situation? Can there be a group effort to take over some of the packages and get them in shape again? Regular users like me can't commit to the repo, TUs can only work in the [community] repo, and developers are all busy doing their own maintainer work.

Give anthraxx some time. He is our busy supreme leader and head of arch
linux. He might need some time to get everything in normal state again.
Moreover he manages over 750 packages.. with 85 being flagged.. this is
a little more than 10%. We have TUs with a worse statistic (including

Not all delays mean that the maintainer is lazy. Some delays may occur
due to dependencies, difficulties with upstream or missing tests.

Did you consider signing up for testing packages? This would help a lot
and make the whole process faster for everybody for us.

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