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From: George Prowse <cokehabit@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Improving developer/user communication
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:00:28
Message-Id: 46A1E73B.2030104@gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Improving developer/user communication by "Marijn Schouten (hkBst)"
Marijn Schouten (hkBst) wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > George Prowse wrote: >> Well, i'm not sure if this list is working because I have not yet >> recieved any emails from it but... >> >> What ideas do people have for improving relations? > > I posted twice to the list already, but nobody seems to have received it and I > can't find it in the archive. Apologies to anyone receving this again. > > first: > > Robert Buchholz wrote: >>> On Thursday, 19. July 2007 22:39, Jeroen Roovers wrote: >>>>>>> Marijn Schouten (hkBst) wrote: >>>>>>>>> Associate an irc-channel with each package. >>>>> Associate how? Sounds like a lot of work at the least and a lot of >>>>> cruft at the worst. >>> It could be included in the herds.xml: >>> >>> <herd> >>> <name>kde</name> >>> <email>kde@g.o</email> >>> <description>KDE and related packages</description> >>> <irc>irc://irc.freenode.net/#gentoo-kde</irc> >>> <irc>irc://irc.freenode.net/#gentoo-desktop</irc> >>> <maintainer> >>> <email>caleb@g.o</email> >>> </maintainer> >>> ... >>> </herd> >>> >>> This way, it would not cruft any packages. Still for packages where a >>> certain group of people maintain, it would show where to find them and >>> other users. >>> >>> Where could it be displayed to users? I mean, herdstat of course, but >>> somehow the info would have to reach Joe User, too. > > I was thinking of including it in the info that is spit out when you search > for a package, for example: > > eix -e pidgin > * net-im/pidgin (#gentoo-pidgin, #gentoo-desktop) > Available versions: (~)2.0.0 (~)2.0.1 (~)2.0.2 {avahi bonjour cjk crypt > dbus debug doc eds gadu gnutls groupwise gstreamer gtk krb4 meanwhile msn > ncurses networkmanager nls perl prediction qq sasl silc spell ssl > startup-notification tcl tk xscreensaver zephyr} > Homepage: http://pidgin.im/ > Description: GTK Instant Messenger client > > Marijn > > second: > > Marijn Schouten (hkBst) wrote: >>> Robert Buchholz wrote: >>>>> Where could it be displayed to users? I mean, herdstat of course, but >>>>> somehow the info would have to reach Joe User, too. >>> I was thinking of including it in the info that is spit out when you search >>> for a package, for example: >>> >>> eix -e pidgin >>> * net-im/pidgin (#gentoo-pidgin, #gentoo-desktop) >>> Available versions: (~)2.0.0 (~)2.0.1 (~)2.0.2 {avahi bonjour cjk crypt >>> dbus debug doc eds gadu gnutls groupwise gstreamer gtk krb4 meanwhile msn >>> ncurses networkmanager nls perl prediction qq sasl silc spell ssl >>> startup-notification tcl tk xscreensaver zephyr} >>> Homepage: http://pidgin.im/ >>> Description: GTK Instant Messenger client >>> >>> Marijn > > Oh and in emerge failure messages: > > collect2: ld returned 1 exit status > make[2]: *** > [/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/glibc-2.6/work/build-x86-x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-nptl/elf/ld.so] > Error 1 > make[2]: Leaving directory > `/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/glibc-2.6/work/glibc-2.6/elf' > make[1]: *** [elf/subdir_lib] Error 2 > make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/glibc-2.6/work/glibc-2.6' > make: *** [all] Error 2 > * > * ERROR: sys-libs/glibc-2.6 failed. > * Call stack: > * ebuild.sh, line 1647: Called dyn_compile > * ebuild.sh, line 988: Called qa_call 'src_compile' > * ebuild.sh, line 44: Called src_compile > * glibc-2.6.ebuild, line 1168: Called src_compile > * glibc-2.6.ebuild, line 1179: Called toolchain-glibc_src_compile > * glibc-2.6.ebuild, line 275: Called die > * > * make for x86 failed > * Support in #gentoo-system or else #gentoo. > * Complete build log: '/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/glibc-2.6/temp/build.log'. > > with optional " or else #gentoo". > > Marijn > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v2.0.5 (GNU/Linux) > Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org > > iD8DBQFGocG7p/VmCx0OL2wRAlreAKDAhHyoEMb05GCD8zMCgUr2StnHYACghPFT > lVc349FsckgxX1Hgg3Fwe4E= > =VnFO > -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
I think that is a great idea, it would have the added effect of cutting out some duplicated bug reports if people checked on #irc first.
>From a developer's side it may be a bit of a chore sometimes, especially
for those developers maintaining packages that are part of a herd that they are not a member of. -- gentoo-project@g.o mailing list