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On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 06:42:03PM +0300, Petteri R??ty wrote:
> Thomas Anderson wrote:
> > The council voted to reinstate Ciaran's editbugs privileges over the
> > strong protests of Ned Ludd(solar) who said it would destroy
> > timestamp information for detecting who removed his privileges in
> > the first place and was against established infra process.
> It's worth noting that solar only pointed out the timestamp issue after
> it was done not before announcing the intention to do so. Granted we
> could have acked with less speed but I didn't see any reason to spend
> more time on the issue. For my part Ciaramn could have the privs back
> and if infra wanted to do further research I had no problem with that.
That's quite tough to put in a summary to be honest, when there are all sorts of
opinions on a decision. I tried to keep a balance between all the parties in the
new version, which is attached.
Thanks for the comments guys.
Areas of responsibility:
AMD64, Secretary to the Gentoo Council
- Short discussion of EAPI 3 progress.
Zac Medico(zmedico) commented that while no progress had been made, a
tracker bug had been made for those interested in providing patches
for and tracking the progress of the EAPI 3 implementation. Ciaran
McCreesh noted that paludis is ready for EAPI 3 whenever the portage
implementation is finished.
- Default contents of ACCEPT_LICENSE(license filtering).
GLEP23 provided a method for users to select what licenses they are
willing to accept based on a ACCEPT_LICENSE configuration variable. In
addition it provided for 'license groups' so users could accept or
decline to use software of a certain license type. What GLEP 23 did not
specify was the default value of ACCEPT_LICENSE.
The council unanimously voted to have the default ACCEPT_LICENSE
value as ACCEPT_LICENSE="* -@EULA".
- BASH 4 in EAPI 3.
There were three parts to this topic:
1) Unlocking of feature requests for EAPI 3.
2) Allowing BASH 4 features in EAPI 3 ebuilds.
3) Allowing BASH 4 features in all ebuilds with EAPIs >= 3 after a
fixed amount of time in gentoo-x86(Overlays could begin use
By a 4-3 decision the council voted not to open the feature list for
- The banning of igli(Steve Long) from #gentoo-council.
Tiziano Muller(dev-zero) banned igli from #-council for what he called
repeated trolling after private warnings. The ban was later reversed by
Doug Goldstein(Cardoe) because it had not been put to a council vote as
all bans in #-council are.
No decision yet, the council decided to discuss this issue privately
on the council@ alias so that precious meeting time is not spent.
- Define EAPI development/deployment cycles.
Various Council members expressed support for Ciaran McCreesh's EAPI
development guidelines as outlined in . However, the discussion
reached no conclusion and quickly spiraled into a discussion of the
removal of Ciaran McCreesh's bugzilla privileges.
- Removal of Ciaran McCreesh's(ciaranm) bugzilla permissions.
At some point in the last year ciaranm's bugzilla permissions were
removed. He filed a bug about the issue(#273759) and was talking about
moving PMS off of Gentoo Infrastructure, a move that some council
members were strongly opposed to. When asked about the permissions,
Ciaran had no objections to waiting a few days for the infra to complete
an investigation into who removed the access and for what reason.
The council voted to reinstate Ciaran's editbugs privileges. Ned
Ludd (solar) noted that infra will investigate who removed the privileges
in the first place, and asked for not changing bugzilla privileges before
this is completed.