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On 12/16/11 11:42 AM, justin wrote:
> I really like that you open all those bugs. But it makes no sense to
> add arches after a "time out". At least not after a such a short
I'm sorry this has annoyed/upset you. Let me just point out some facts:
- in November I first wrote about this new "more stabilizations" thing,
and included a list of ~800 packages, including many sci- ones
I don't remember any complains from the sci- maintainers then.
- people complain that a week-long timeout is too short, while after I
CC arches the answer often comes within minutes.
- actually in this case you've said "go ahead" for the bugs filed (thank
you!), so I don't fully understand the concerns here
- the bugs get filed when a package's most recent version has spent 6
months in ~arch, has _no_ open bugs, and is not a beta/alpha/rc/whatever
version. Many packages for which I filed bugs spent in ~arch a year or more.
> The maintainer is responsible for the package, that means it is
> their responsibility to decide that a package should go stable.
Packages with stable versions a year behind suggest this is not always
the case. Furthermore, most maintainers are happy about those
stabilizations (or tools), and users also like it.
> In addition they have to make the package fit to the standards that
> the arch teams request.
There are standards and nits. We frequently stabilize a package if only
nits are present.
> So as long as you don't review the packages yourself, consider a
> different proceeding than this timeout.
See the conditions above that packages have to meet to be included in
the stabilization list. I consider that an adequate review, and I know
arch developers and testers who look at the ebuilds.
It's always possible to close the bug if the package is deemed not ready.
> Please remove all added arches from the packages maintained by all
> sci* teams.
I can do that, but are you sure? I noted you've commented "go ahead"
on many of those (thank you!) - how about those bugs?