Post net-www breakup, I'm going to put some time into writing some tools to
help me keep an eye on what goes on in the new www-* categories. I'm
interested in hearing from other devs as to what useful tools we need.
Mr_Bones_, this is your chance to have the work you do made a little easier,
so don't be shy ;-)
Volunteers to help code them up would ofc be very much appreciated too ;-)
Technical constraints that I'm working to are:
a) the tools should be written in bash or python
b) the tools should run from the command-line
To kick off the discussion ...
My motivation is that net-www became quite the dumping ground of packages that
were abandoned over time, or worse still were added without working with the
relevant herd. Trying to spot these things by hand is both silly and futile;
automation is the only way to cope with how large Gentoo has become.
I'm interested in writing tools to check that packages have metadata.xml, that
the metadata lists the 'right' herd, lists a primary maintainer, and that the
primary maintainer is still a valid Gentoo developer.
I'm also interested in tools that check that the HOMEPAGE of a package is
valid, that report on how many bugs are open against a specific package or
set of packages, and that report on which packages in a given category have
changed since a given date.
Stuart Herbert email@example.com
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