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On 23:51 Thu 06 Nov , Ryan Hill wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Nov 2008 17:42:14 -0800
> Donnie Berkholz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Once it hits the stable tree, only arch maintainers touch it from that
> > point on. Package maintainers only work in the ~arch tree.
> What's the motivation behind this? I can think of several reasons why
> a package maintainer would need to touch a stable ebuild.
Could you provide a few examples? It's impossible for anyone else to
come up with solutions to problems that haven't been described.
Once it's stable, it should be static. If they need to make changes,
they should make them in a new revision & stabilize it. That may require
a slight change in our workflow to reduce stabilization periods in these
cases. But I think it's a superior approach to an ever-changing single
revision, as long as portage handles revisions of filenames instead of
revisions of git.
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