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"Alec Warner" <email@example.com>:
> Do we have chronic problems where package maintainers muck with
> keywords which then have negative effects?
The biggest problem I noticed during two years of x86 service was
stabling something like KDE or Gnome. KDE took about five hours (even
with optimisations by doing repoman once locally before --force
committing it to the tree), where people had broken trees after sync
and complained loudly (including insults). We communicated the
forthcoming stabilisation one week ahead via GWN, Planet and
-announce...no help. So branching to KDE-3.5.10-stable, keywording all
packages, merging back in one commit would really help.
Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode