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From: Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Qt3 mask breaks significant science packages
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 12:25:50 +0200
On 03/13/2010 01:07 AM, Ryan Hill wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:33:12 +0100
> Ben de Groot <yngwin@g.o> wrote:
> 
>> On 12 March 2010 16:59, Alexis Ballier <aballier@g.o> wrote:
>>> Or like the old gtk-1: completely abandon the package and let the
>>> consumers upgrade slowly. IMHO this is the less annoying approach for
>>> everyone.
>>
>> Abandoned packages do not belong in the portage tree. That's
>> why we have a treecleaners project.
> 
> The treecleaners project is tasked with keeping these packages working, and
> removing them only if there is no other alternative.
> 
> 

That's the ideal situation, unfortunately treecleaners is currently so
understaffed it's not necessarily always true

if a package is broken, and been in treecleaners queue for too long, and
it would be a semi-trivial fix, it simply doesn't get done without manpower

So devs: Please join treecleaners project :)


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