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В Чтв, 12/06/2008 в 09:36 +0200, Markus Ullmann пишет:
> The PMS maintainers were withholding information on compatibility
> issues they've seen. As such we can't be sure this will pop up again
> in the future and so I strongly suggest dismissing this as something
> official for gentoo.
Dismissing does not fix PMS. Since PMS requires some specific
knowledge about package manager (PM) internals only few people can
decide on this matters and do actual work. I think what council could do
is to formalize PMS process and thus move from this "draft" point.
By formalizing I mean the following: call for and form PMS team. Team
must represent portage developers and could paludis and pkgcore. All
suggestions for PMS draft must go into bugzilla and after patch for PMS
is created PMS team members should vote on that patch. After voting
patch is applied or discarded. Until there are open bugs in bugzilla
council can not approve PMS.
Of course this is just a sketch of idea. I'm not expanding it and not
trying to discuss details at the moment as to make it viable at least
one portage developer should support this idea... But even without
portage developers this process at least could clear a bit the
situation. For example, currently, PMS team does not include anybody
from portage team - official PM team and thus this team can't represent
Gentoo interests. So until team which will represent Gentoo interests
arise, they'll work on PMS bugs and tell us that PMS is ready we should
not spend our time discussing PMS and trying to approve it.
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