On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 05:13:48PM -0400, Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-06-14 at 15:54 +0200, Harald van Dĳk wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 09:13:34AM -0400, Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> > > > A great example of this are web-based applications. The web-apps project
> > > > does not own all the web-based packages in the Portage tree. There are many
> > > > such packages in the tree that are managed by developers that are not part
> > > > of the project. The web-apps project gets to decide what happens to the
> > > > packages grouped in the web-apps herd, but we neither have the right (nor
> > > > the desire) to tell other developers that they can't add web-based packages
> > > > to the tree; nor do other developers require our permission before adding
> > > > packages to the tree.
> > >
> > > Again, you are confusing herds and projects.
> > >
> > > Here's another example of it done correctly. If you add a game to the
> > > tree, the herd should be listed as games. Period. Even if you are
> > > going to be the sole maintainer of the package, games should be the
> > > herd. Why? Because it is a game, silly.
> > Why do no games' metadata.xml specify games@ as the maintainer? I
> > thought it was because <herd>games</herd> implies this already, but if
> > it doesn't, then dozens of games can be considered unmaintained right
> > now, and fair game for anyone to mess with without approval. Are you
> > sure you like this interpretation of 'herd'?
> > You're probably right that herd is supposed to mean what you say it
> > does, but existing practise, even by yourself, is very different from
> > it.
> Umm... no.
> See, if there's no maintainer listed, it defaults to the maintaining
> project *for that herd*...
So <herd>games</herd> implies "managed by the games team" sometimes but
not always? Meaning if the maintainer is "games team + X", then "games
team" must be explicitly listed as a maintainer in metadata.xml ?
If so, sorry, misunderstood you, and this is far less insane than what I
thought you were saying.
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