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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Council appointed leaders for QA and DevRel
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:49:58
Message-Id: 4E4C0CCB.5050205@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Council appointed leaders for QA and DevRel by Rich Freeman
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On 17/08/2011 07:16 ??, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Markos Chandras > <hwoarang@g.o> wrote: >> Personally, I want to shrink portage. There is no way for 250 >> listed developers ( I would be glad if 100 of us were really active >> ) to maintain thousands of ebuilds. I have already said that many >> many times and I will say it again. We need to stop pretending that >> everything is fine. We need to support only the packages that we >> can *really* support and lets hope that more people will join in >> when they see their packages going away. > > I think this depends on your definition of "support." If a package > is stale but works fine, I'd prefer to just leave it alone. > Obviously a package that is broken or has security bugs should be > removed if nobody steps up.
I already said to keep around those which are abandoned but still work.
> I think the average level of quality in Gentoo is adequate. There > are a few problem spots that crop up and should be dealt with. > However, packages that are simply older than upstream aren't > automatically a problem.
No, I disagree. The QA level is extremely poor especially in unmaintained teams. I am not talking about old versions. I am talking about *unmaintained* packages that nobody is every gonna fix. The bugs constantly pile up, users get frustrated etc etc - -- Regards, Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.18 (GNU/Linux) iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJOTAzLAAoJEPqDWhW0r/LClDsQAKB8u413pgQ1aayGyHlHs3fZ 8HIjGxTu3/qkm3Y0TB/iomLEmwCJEAThpIUsnfldPZmJYqH9JBIHgSy/GKZeAQnT moOpCUGQoHD5Rmxa5F0uzSBHchTyw8Ms3JWM6+DCBCONKMw1TC5nXmfV2xzq1XWf bxaaEiLpiX7yYo0SYflSUv0hMhv3h/3n9VUETa2qupBt4Gct5/6zmaOdeNWAJQCZ d6eGNHvs0kfM7sHBdUeBglrT85pX4IEZ5fui6MEKuMzBX3Ka11GR5/s7O6r6/3KQ ngyBFmyxQmyzL5HCyU9x3Jb5Fu9ZY/maagmJTIHSkbGLgL8kOMMx0P4fnOTR3sDn kS6Wy1oAAhwcly++8VZ9vuag7AEJ/eo12jIfTNnhh1uelIPu4rwCu1GL+//Hk+Vh 9RX1o33sMIQReXHtsG48l3JJEvu3zo5cqLRZwaCDPoPX0DSiArSwYJBzya8d/pdr 0DFXuESZJVhmonhKfLKtL00ws78qfjoK97PRcrQKbLpeaZOwx8EGgd/0C8Y6rSos 9h6Osn10lL0e5KRRt6hoaDJGaCUNFS1OkT1VSFQqxtEg35mjBop58A2cybxlNp8Z /plTk4lKjplRkKsATax+68iuAgPVLWBwCo3pMSC0bwnG1zZI+n/aNtPqb89eDr+o 7Ml6wb2vqwH6F4WzEk4K =Ejaf -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----