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From: Olivier CrĂȘte <tester@g.o>
Subject: Re: Policy for late/slow stabilizations
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 11:47:49 -0400
On Sun, 2010-06-27 at 18:04 +0300, Markos Chandras wrote:
> Moreover, slow arches introduce another problem as well. If a package is
> marked stabled for their arch, but this package is quite old, and they fail to
> stabilize a new version, we ( as maintainers ) can't drop the very old
> ( and obsolete ) version of this package because we somehow will break
> the stable tree for these arches. How should we act in this case?
> Keep the old version around forever just to say that "hey, they do have
> a stable version for our exotic arch".

I'd propose waiting a bit longer than 30 days.. Maybe 90 days, and then
just drop the old ebuild. These arches will slowly lose stable keywords
until their stable tree gets to a size that they can manage. And
everyone will be winners. That said, when dropping the old keywords, you
have to be careful to drop the stable keyword on all dependencies too so
as to not drop break the tree for them.

-- 
Olivier CrĂȘte
tester@g.o
Gentoo Developer
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