Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Policy for late/slow stabilizations
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 16:30:16
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Policy for late/slow stabilizations by "Olivier CrĂȘte"
On 06/27/2010 06:47 PM, Olivier CrĂȘte wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-06-27 at 18:04 +0300, Markos Chandras wrote: >> Moreover, slow arches introduce another problem as well. If a package is >> marked stabled for their arch, but this package is quite old, and they fail to >> stabilize a new version, we ( as maintainers ) can't drop the very old >> ( and obsolete ) version of this package because we somehow will break >> the stable tree for these arches. How should we act in this case? >> Keep the old version around forever just to say that "hey, they do have >> a stable version for our exotic arch". > > I'd propose waiting a bit longer than 30 days.. Maybe 90 days, and then > just drop the old ebuild. These arches will slowly lose stable keywords > until their stable tree gets to a size that they can manage. And > everyone will be winners. That said, when dropping the old keywords, you > have to be careful to drop the stable keyword on all dependencies too so > as to not drop break the tree for them. >