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From: Stuart Herbert <stuart@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] tentative x86 arch team glep
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2005 19:51:29
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] tentative x86 arch team glep by Grant Goodyear
1 Hi Grant,
3 On Sun, 2005-09-04 at 09:37 -0500, Grant Goodyear wrote:
4 > Dear all,
5 > Here's a GLEP that I'm thinking about right now. It's not yet
6 > official, since I'd like to get some feedback beforehand (which helps to
7 > ensure that I'm not abusing my GLEP-editor powers). If you have
8 > additional arguments either pro or con, please send them my way so that
9 > I may incorporate them.
10 >
11 > Best,
12 > g2boojum
14 For better or for worse, x86 is the "maintainer arch" for a large amount
15 of our packages. With the new x86 arch team being the only team allowed
16 to stabilise packages on the x86 arch, the concept of the "maintainer
17 arch" will finally be removed from the tree. This leaves a problem -
18 how can package maintainers and arch maintainers work together to ensure
19 that arch teams only stabilise packages that the package maintainers
20 consider appropriate?
22 I can't claim credit for the following idea, but I can say that it's one
23 we've been using in the PHP Overlay in recent weeks, and it has made my
24 job easier as the PHP maintainer for the ppc arch.
26 Introduce a new arch keyword "maint", to turn the concept of the
27 "maintainer arch" from an intangible into something real. Package
28 maintainers can then mark packages "~maint" or "maint" as required, and
29 leave the real arch keywords for the arch teams to handle. This
30 approach ensures that arch maintainers have the metadata they need to
31 know which packages the package maintainers consider appropriate for
32 stabilising, and which ones they don't. Any guesswork is removed.
34 I'd like to see this proposal in the final GLEP.
36 Best regards,
37 Stu
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Re: [gentoo-dev] tentative x86 arch team glep Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>