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From: George Shapovalov <george@g.o>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-science] Scientific Gentoo reorg: lets get it moving
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 10:30:55
Hi gang

It looks like we got all the coments we could get, so lets get done with it 
then. What's left is minor legwork that is best done by the maintainers of 
the individual herds, here is the approximate list:


0. If you feel you did not polish up the idea of a particular herd or category 
enough and you have not created a bug for it (blocking #138049, the tracker) 
I suggest you finally do it - it will become much more apparent then what to 

0.5 Decide on the herd name.

1. Edit gentoo/misc/herds.xml and add the entry for the corresponding herd, 
listing developers who ended up maintaining it.

2. Adjust metatdata.xml files for the packages that should belong to it (the 
ones in the corresponding category are of course prime candidates, but dont 
forget to check sci-libs as well and check if there any others outside that 
you are aware of).

3. Create an alias for this new herd. It is probably best if the alias matches 
the name of the herd - bugwranglers will have no problem assigning the bugs 
The aliases are on dev.g.o under /var/mail/alias (your dev login will allow 
you to access/modify them) and I would encourage the maintainers of these 
herds to create these aliases, so that you have more controll over your mails 
and I do not screw up (and not end up with people asking me for a trivial 
modifications many month aft the reorg :)).


Looks like right now only sci-crystallography could make sense, as there are 
enough people and packages behind it.

sci-proof - saw some activity but I understand that most of the proposed 
packages are not in the tree yet. May start as a herd and transition to the 
category when enough packages go in..

sci-physics - many packages were listed, so a candidate, but I did not get a 
clear impression of how "finalized" the idea was and how many people finally 
decided to stay behind it.

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Re: [gentoo-science] Scientific Gentoo reorg: on herd naming George Shapovalov <george@g.o>