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To: "Todd Wright" <wylie@...>, <gentoo-dev@g.o>
From: Dylan Carlson <absinthe@g.o>
Subject: Re: Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable?
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 01:41:37 -0400
On Monday 14 April 2003 10:08 pm, Todd Wright wrote:
>  I had a lot of trouble getting the dev team to place my unmodified
> hercules-2.17.1 ebuild in the portage tree, despite the fact that I am
> involved with the hercules development team. The gentoo developers seem
> to have a 'we know better than you' attitude.

That's a bit presumptuous, and offhand rude...

Ultimately the the Gentoo developer who commits the ebuild is responsible 
for the ebuild, not you.  Towards this, we appreciate ebuild submissions 
from users and outside developers, however: every ebuild has to go through 
a minimal QA process.  

We're not going to immediately commit an ebuild because someone tells us 
that they're associated with the dev team of that particular package.  It 
has to be tested just like everything else.  

If you're not happy with that, you have options:  

(x) you can host the ebuild on your website, and point interested parties 
to it until we test it and put it in the tree...

(y) you can switch to another distribution which I can almost guarantee 
will move slower than we do...

(z) you can wait patiently while we do the best we can to satisfy all of 
these requests and maintaining quality control.  

Remember, this is open source development.   You need to check your 
expectations a little.  The world doesn't move just because you snap your 
fingers and demand that it does.  

Cheers,
Dylan Carlson

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