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From: Jon Portnoy <avenj@g.o>
To: Todd Wright <wylie@××××××××××.org>
Cc: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable?
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 02:30:40
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-dev] Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable? by Todd Wright
It's not that, although there may be some developers with a bad 
attitude. It's that we can't automatically trust everyone who comes up 
with an ebuild and says "look, I know all about this, just put it in."

Would you prefer we _weren't_ concerned about quality assurance?

On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 12:08:22PM +1000, Todd Wright wrote:
> > > Which leads me into another problem; currently there are no official > > maintainers for a large number of the ebuilds in the tree. > > This prevents > > the above from being doable; no one is around to represent > > and vouch for > > the functionality of those ebuilds, just the bug reporting system. > > To add my 2 cents worth on this point... even when there is a maintainer, the dev team are reluctant to believe them when they vouch for the ebuild or package and would prefer to modify the ebuilds without any reasonable knowledge of the package and the impacts that those modifications may have. I had a lot of trouble getting the dev team to place my unmodified hercules-2.17.1 ebuild in the portage tree, despite the fact that I am involved with the hercules development team. The gentoo developers seem to have a 'we know better than you' attitude. > > -- _--_|\ --------- Todd Wright -- wylie@××××××××××.org -------- > / \ ICQ: 9589981 YIM: mvs38j > \_.--._* <--- > v Mobile: +61-403-796-001 Ph: +61-2-9699-1746 > ---------------------------------------------------------------- > > > > > -- > gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list
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