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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: Formal Adopt a Package Program
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:18:46 +0300
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On 22/06/2011 06:47 μμ, Christoph Mende wrote:
> On Mi, 2011-06-22 at 18:33 +0300, Markos Chandras wrote:
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>> On 22/06/2011 06:19 ??, Dane Smith wrote:
>>> - gpg control packet
>>> All,
>>> [..]
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> [1] http://dev.c1pher.net/index.php/2011/03/c1phers-adopt-a-package-program/
>>>
>> Hi Dane,
>>
>> I tried to do the same a year ago. Have a look here. It may help you
>> understand why that effort did not succeed
>>
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/gentoo/dev/209204
> 
> I see concerns about to-be-orphaned ebuilds where proxied maintainers
> only care about the ebuild for a short period. This would only be a
> problem with new ebuilds that will be added to the tree with a proxy
> maintainer. Instead of encouraging that, this project could have a goal
> to reduce m-n packages by assigning proxy maintainers.
> So no new packages, only old ones revived. Sounds reasonable to me.
> 
This is what treecleaners try to do. Announce the upcoming removal of a
package so users can step up and maintain a package
> Although I didn't read the full thread, so please don't decapitate me if
> there were other concerns.

The purpose of Dane's proposal is to push ebuilds to portage tree that
you, as developer, have no interest in them at all, but users do. If the
proxy-maintainer disappears, you can always leave it portage tree as m-n
(assuming no open bugs) or ask treecleaners to remove it.
- -- 
Regards,
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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Re: RFC: Formal Adopt a Package Program
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-- Christoph Mende
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-- Dane Smith
Re: RFC: Formal Adopt a Package Program
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