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On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 04:49:25PM -0500, Thomas Anderson wrote:
> They are attached.
Revised summary attached, thanks for the comments.
- Should the council have a dedicated secretary?
Previously dberkholz fulfilled this roll, but he became busy.
Because fulfilling the secretary duties can distract from the
meeting, a dedicated, non-council member secretary is ideal.
tanderson is the new secretary. Logs and summary are to be
posted on the -council mailing list. If no objections to it
are raised in 1 day, it is posted to the council page and lists.
- Staggered elections
Should there be staggered elections every 6 months where half the
council members stand for reelection?
Leave as-is, elections every 6 months is too cumbersome. Full elections
will be held once a year.
- Lack of nominated candidates
What happens if there aren't enough candidates nominated to fill all
the council seats?
If the pseudo-candidate '_reopen_nominations' appears in 7th place
or higher those candidates that rank above '_reopen_nominations'
will be the current council. A second period of nominations will
be opened for the remaining council seats. No third period of
nominations will be opened in the event '_repoen_nominations'
ranks higher than the candidates necessary to fill the council.
Should the 'prepalldocs' be allowed in current EAPIs?
Prepalldocs is banned in current EAPIs(0,1,2). It should be
removed from ebuilds. Petteri R??ty(Betelgeuse) will make QA
checks for repoman.
- BASH version allowed in the tree.
PMS states that ebuilds can only rely on BASH 3.0 features. However,
some code in gentoo-x86 uses BASH 3.1 features('+=' being the most
notable) and so is not in conformance with PMS. It was suggested that
BASH versions newer than 3.0 be allowed in a future EAPI. Ciaran
Mccreesh, however, commented that this would require GLEP 55 being
accepted so that a package manager would not have to source the ebuild
before knowing what BASH version it requires.
No decision. Doug(Cardoe) will follow this up with
Tiziano(dev-zero) as a backup.
- GLEP 54(-scm package version suffix, bug 234711)
GLEP 54 solves two problems, version ordering and periodic reinstall
of live packages. The Live Template proposal overlaps in that it also
allows for periodic reinstall of live packages. The Live Template Proposal
does not, however, provide correct ordering.
No decision. The council cracked the whip on Luca(lu_zero) and
he's going to handle the issue.
- GLEP 55(.ebuild-$eapi ebuild suffix)
Should .ebuild-$eapi be approved? This ties in with "BASH version
allowed in the tree" issue mentioned above.
No decision. Tiziano(dev-zero) will be handling this bug.
- Code of Conduct
No decision. Donnie(dberkholz) will be handling this bug.