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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 10:53:08
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations by Ryan Hill
Ryan Hill posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2009 21:48:23 -0600 as excerpted:

> Is there any interest in allowing certain packages to be stabilized by > the maintainer without going through the arch teams? I always feel > guilty when i file stabilization bugs for app-doc pkgs.
Weren't there already arrangements for this in some cases? I distinctly recall a thread on it some time ago, with the conclusion being that various maintainers can get permission from the arch teams to keyword their own packages. Now that was in the /general/ context of having access to the arch either directly/personally or thru available testing resource machines, but (as klausman accounts for in his post) that really doesn't apply to (for example) docs packages that don't require fancy build-chains or (with some sanity margin) where the build chain dependencies have been long stable, so "required testing resources" are virtually zero. Thus, I'd say it's probably an extension of the previous arrangement -- but of course that does still require an initial one-time permission grant per arch, either per-package, or depending on arch/pkg-maintainer trust level, possible per category or similar. -- Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman