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From: Tobias Scherbaum <dertobi123@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Is Gentoo dying?
Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2010 09:16:48
1 Hell no, but ...
3 We have lots of quite understaffed areas, to sum up in a positive way.
4 Summing it up the negative way one might say, we have lots of areas were
5 users might get the idea Gentoo already is dead.
7 For example:
8 - hardened-sources are nowadays only available in an experimental
9 overlay, lots of users keep asking what's happening to the
10 hardened-sources on both the -dev but also the -hardened mailinglist.
11 Yeah, we do have people working on hardened stuff, but if people just
12 take what's happening in the portage tree they might think that the
13 hardened stuff they're relying on for their business isn't supported any
14 longer.
16 - Our formerly outstanding documentation still is somewhat maintained,
17 but that's it. I haven't seen any new additions (both to our docs, but
18 also to our docs-team) for years. People are constantly asking for a
19 documentation wiki, but ...
21 - Infra: One might get the idea our Infra team is just Robin (yeah, sure
22 there are more people, but ....) ... things are happening slowly (no
23 offend - I fully understand that those few can't dedicate more of their
24 spare time to infra work!), take overlays.g.o migration, Bugzie-3
25 migration and so on as an example.
27 - Understaffed herds: For example net-mail, netmon and others - were
28 missing lots of developers and their support in lots of areas. Sadly
29 those areas are mostly those ones, one might need packages for their
30 business servers from.
32 - Website redesign - we had a contest some years ago, got a winner,
33 someone started to adapt the design and somewhat that project fall
34 asleep.
36 - Speaking of our website, PR ... guess there's nothing more to add.
38 So - what to do now? To be honest - I have no real clue. But a first
39 step might be to collect your opinions on where we do lack manpower and
40 ideas on how to solve this problems. A Wiki might be fitting well for
41 that task *cough*. A next step might be to discuss every identified
42 problem and discuss our options and ideas how to improve the situation.
44 - Tobias
46 --
47 Praxisbuch Nagios


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