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From: Simon Stelling <blubb@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] ekeyword and ordering
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 11:23:33
Message-Id: 42A583CD.2090201@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] ekeyword and ordering by Aron Griffis
1 Hi,
2
3 Aron Griffis wrote:
4 > - A few people, myself included, pointed out that there's some
5 > valuable information available when keywords are always added to
6 > the end rather than being alphabetized. In particular, the
7 > concept of a "maintainer arch" is possible, in which the first
8 > arch in the list is supposed to indicate general stability of
9 > the ebuild, a leader for other arches to follow.
10 >
11 > - Some people disagreed with the "maintainer arch" concept. They
12 > felt that the arch teams do a better job of testing than some
13 > maintainers, and there's no point waiting for a maintainer to
14 > decide something is stable.
15
16 >From [1]:
17 |When a package version has proved stable for sufficient time and the
18 |Gentoo maintainer of the package is confident that the upgrade will not
19 |break a regular Gentoo user's machine, then it can be moved from ~ARCH
20 |to ARCH. An indication of the package's stability would be no verified
21 |or unresolved bug report for a month after the version's introduction.
22
23 If that policy is dropped, I'd prefer alpha, otherways append.
24
25 Greetings,
26
27 blubb
28
29 [1] http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=3&chap=1
30 --
31 Simon Stelling
32 Gentoo/AMD64 Operational Co-Lead
33 blubb@g.o
34 --
35 gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-dev] ekeyword and ordering Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>