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From: "Michał Górny" <gentoo@××××××××××.pl>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Moving unmaintained packages to Sunrise
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 08:42:59
Message-Id: 20100613104143.4f61dbe7@pomiocik.lan
1 Hello,
3 There are some packages which were 'readded' to the Sunrise overlay
4 after lying unmaintained in the tree for a long time and finally being
5 removed. One example could be net-im/ekg2 for removal of which I've been
6 personally waiting.
8 Although such a workflow 'works' indeed, for most of the users packages
9 are just removed. Even if they use Sunrise, the delay of few days
10 required in order to get the new ebuild rewritten and reviewed causes
11 them to remove and forget about the package. And in fact, gx86 states
12 it was 'removed'.
14 Currently, the Sunrise policy states that there could be added only
15 packages which are maintainer-wanted and thus not in gx86. For
16 maintainer-needed, there is a proxy-commit mechanism but it's a little
17 awkward, especially if the new ebuild is supposed to be written from
18 scratch (like ekg2 one was).
20 Wouldn't it be better to officially support moving unmaintained
21 packages directly into Sunrise? In this case by 'unmaintained' I mean
22 those which have open bugs assigned to 'maintainer-needed' for a long
23 time, and are potentially a candidates for the treecleaning (not
24 necessarily being in the removal queue yet).
26 The particular Sunrise user wanting to maintain the package suggests
27 moving it to Sunrise (to whom?). If developers agree on that, he is
28 allowed to prepare the Sunrise ebuild and even commit it to the
29 'sunrise' (non-public) tree.
31 When Sunrise dev does the final review, after which the package would
32 be moved to 'reviewed' (public) tree, he/she also masks the original
33 package in gx86 stating that the package is now maintained in Sunrise.
34 After 30 (or more) days, the masked gx86 packages are removed as usual.
36 The advantage of such a workflow is quite obvious -- instead of seeing
37 'removed' packages which they need to either copy to their own overlay
38 or abandon, users are advised to add 'sunrise' to their repository list
39 and use the user-maintained ebuild. And then the move is almost
40 transparent to current Sunrise users.
42 --
43 Best regards,
44 Michał Górny
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Moving unmaintained packages to Sunrise Matti Bickel <mabi@g.o>
[gentoo-dev] Re: Moving unmaintained packages to Sunrise Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Moving unmaintained packages to Sunrise "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>