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From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
To: Gentoo Developers <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Unmasking modular X
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 07:08:42
1 Here's my proposal for dealing with modular X entering ~arch.
3 Yes, some packages are going to break. But I intend to keep this to a
4 minimum on packages people care about, as measured by the existence of
5 an open porting bug.
7 So here's my plan: Before modular X enters ~arch, I will ensure that all
8 porting bugs blocking #112675 are closed. As new bugs are filed, I will
9 ensure that they are closed within 2 days, giving their maintainers that
10 long to respond and close it themselves. After 2 days, I, or other
11 members of the x11 team and any volunteers, will jump in and fix it
12 ourselves.
14 Earlier tonight, I discussed with halcy0n our differing opinions of the
15 need for modular X to enter ~arch and break trees for some ~arch users.
16 In my opinion, this is acceptable and beneficial, as ~arch users should
17 already be those willing to help out. It will assist in learning which
18 of the still-unported apps are actually in use and help compile a
19 possible list of tree removal candidates. halcy0n, on the other hand,
20 feels that any breakage of the ~arch tree is anathema.
22 Please contact me if you'd like to be one of these volunteers. Requirements:
24 A) You have commit access to gentoo-x86, AND
25 B) you're comfortable with the porting process OR are adept with ebuilds
26 and would like to help
28 It's my earnest hope that this proposal makes everyone happy, because I
29 refuse to let modular X get old and rusty in package.mask while hundreds
30 of unmaintained (or undermaintained, for whatever reason) applications
31 hold it back.
33 Thanks,
34 Donnie


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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Unmasking modular X Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Unmasking modular X "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Unmasking modular X Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Unmasking modular X Mike Doty <kingtaco@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Unmasking modular X Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Unmasking modular X Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>