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On 17/08/2011 07:16 ??, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Markos Chandras
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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