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Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 06-11-2009 19:48:16 +0530, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 1:42 AM, Petteri Räty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> In the past when smaller arches were not that active we used to mark
>>> Java packages stable after testing by at least one arch team. The
>>> probability to find arch specific issues in something like Java is not
>>> so high so I think arrangements like this are acceptable when the arch
>>> teams have problems keeping up.
>> I think the same should be extended to other languages such as Perl
>> and Python (unless they have portions which are C/C++)
> Sounds like we could benefit from the "noarch" approach known in the RPM
> world, such that all these packages can also be immediately keyworded
> and stabilised for all arches. Would greatly simplify things for a
> great deal of packages, maybe?
We could introduce "noarch" and "~noarch" KEYWORDS, add "noarch" to
the default ACCEPT_KEYWORDS setting for all profiles, and instruct
unstable users to add "~noarch" to ACCEPT_KEYWORDS.