Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Kristian Fiskerstrand <k_f@g.o>
To: gentoo development <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>, gentoo-dev-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] New Working Group established to evaluate the stable tree
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:36:19
1 During the latest Council meeting it was determined to set up a new
2 Working Group to come up with recommendations for improving the state of
3 the stable tree at a later Council meeting.
5 Some initial items it was suggested the WG look into is
6 * The b.g.o workflow, bugs should not be considered fixed until the
7 fix has reached the stable tree. Today the InVCS keyword exists for
8 this purpose, but it is used to varying degree amongst developers.
9 Will a workflow change to introduce a new status, e.g RESOLVED
10 NeedsStable (name for illustration purpose only) incentivize
11 developers to not close bugs before it is fixed?
13 * Are there ways to reduce the stabilization lag of packages
14 - looking into the effectiveness of ALLARCHES and its use
15 - possibility for maintainer to stabilize packages themselves for
16 architectures they have access to (including whether there might
17 be a need for changes to gentoo infrastructure to facilitate
18 this)
19 - Tinderboxing / Automatic tools build test packages and reverse
20 dependencies in order to assist in stabilization
22 Other suggestions are up to the WG to come up with and write up a final
23 report to the council with the summary of these discussions.
25 I've volunteered to chair such as working group. If you want to
26 participate in it please respond to this thread. Additionally I've set
27 up #gentoo-wg-stable as a place of coordination.
29 --
30 Kristian Fiskerstrand
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