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2011/9/20 Tomáš Chvátal <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> The issue here is that if some part of the tree looses lots of its
> maintainers we as devs usually manage to shape it up enough for us in
> testing but nobody ever bothers to wait that 30 days and open
An issue your suggestion doesn't address is when packages don't even
stick around 30 days/etc.
I know I've seen many packages where there is an ancient stable
version that is never touched, and a much newer ~arch version that
gets tweaked every 3-6 weeks. When it gets tweaked, often the old
version is just removed immediately, or shortly after it is bumped.
So, packages often don't stick around the 30 days it takes to
Granted, this is a bit anecdotal so I can't speak for how big a
problem this is in reality. However, for any stabilization scheme to
work packages have to be, well, stable. :)