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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Is Gentoo dying?
Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2010 09:39:42
Message-Id: 20100403093743.GQ11663@hrair
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Is Gentoo dying? by Tobias Scherbaum
1 On Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 11:16:32AM +0200, Tobias Scherbaum wrote:
2 > Hell no, but ...
4 Then avoid feeding the distrowatch trolls w/ sensational
5 subjects please ;)
8 > We have lots of quite understaffed areas, to sum up in a positive way.
9 > Summing it up the negative way one might say, we have lots of areas were
10 > users might get the idea Gentoo already is dead.
12 Got any metrics offhand? The reason I ask is that I can't think of a
13 time when 'understaffed' wasn't an applicable term.
15 Sidenote, if we *aren't* tracking the basics, it might be worthwhile.
16 Shouldn't be too hard to grab the history of herds.xml for example and
17 extract the relevant data.
19 One thing to note... crappy support for something can draw people out
20 to contribute. Hence asking about metrics- I wouldn't be surprised if
21 the headcount for misc. projects is a cyclic rise/fall.
23 At the very least I'd be curious about the pre and post git metrics,
24 once that conversion is finished up.
27 > - Infra: One might get the idea our Infra team is just Robin (yeah, sure
28 > there are more people, but ....) ... things are happening slowly (no
29 > offend - I fully understand that those few can't dedicate more of their
30 > spare time to infra work!), take overlays.g.o migration, Bugzie-3
31 > migration and so on as an example.
33 Relaying from IRC, overlays.g.o migration bits seem to be done...
36 > - Website redesign - we had a contest some years ago, got a winner,
37 > someone started to adapt the design and somewhat that project fall
38 > asleep.
40 A status update on this one would be useful, even if it's just "got no
41 time, here's what is remaining" so someone could jump in and help
42 where possible.
44 Personally I'd suggest trying to extract status updates from folk-
45 it's more useful anyways to know what's needed to get various projects
46 done.
48 ~harring


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Is Gentoo dying? Tobias Scherbaum <dertobi123@g.o>