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From: Thomas Sachau <tommy@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: revisiting our stabilization policy
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:34:04
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] rfc: revisiting our stabilization policy by William Hubbs
1 William Hubbs schrieb:
3 > Thoughts?
4 >
5 > William
6 >
7 > [1]
8 > [2]
9 >
11 I see 2 cases here:
13 1. specific or all arch teams allow maintainers to stabilize packages on
14 their own, when they follow the arch team stabilization rules (e.g.
15 having a system running with stable keywords for testing the package).
16 This should not reduce the quality of the stable tree (or only to the
17 small amount, that some arch testers do additional checks the maintainer
18 does not do). Reading through this thread, it seems like amd64 and x86
19 arch teams already use this policy. This sounds like a reasonable
20 agreement, so i am supporting this too.
22 2. for arches with no such agreement or where the maintainer does not
23 have the needed hardware to test, no action for a certain amount of time
24 usually means, that the arch team is overloaded with work so the only
25 short- to mid-term solution is to reduce the amount of work resulting in
26 smaller amount of stable packages. So i am voting for maintainers
27 dropping stable keywords after a certain amount of time with no actions
28 (maybe with some notice beforehand). This might result in a mixed arch
29 user setup by default, but imho it is still better to have a smaller
30 stable set of core packages and testing packages on top then having
31 either everything on testing or broken/untested/unsupported packages,
32 which are still claimed to be the opposite with the stable keyword.
34 short summary:
36 -in agreement with arch teams, following stabilization policy and having
37 the needed hardware, maintainers should be able to add stable keywords
38 themselves
39 -if either agreement of arch team or needed hardware is missing,
40 keywords should be dropped, so that after some time the workload matches
41 the abilities of the arch team again.
43 --
45 Thomas Sachau
46 Gentoo Linux Developer


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