[maemo-community] Periodic cleanup of Extras-Devel?

From: Anderson Lizardo anderson.lizardo at openbossa.org
Date: Thu Jan 14 21:30:18 EET 2010
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> Having stuff just lie around in -devel just encourages users at some
> future point to use it. It should really be seen as a staging ground
> for developers to try things and check their packages are vaguely
> sensible before promotion to -testing IMHO.

Unfortunately I think there is a BIG open question that needs fixing
before doing anything like this: new bindings not used by any
application yet remain in extras-devel until some application depends
on it and that application is promoted to extras (taking the binding
together with it).

The same apply to newer versions of PyMaemo packages, that are still
only in extras-devel because no package *explicitely* depends on it

The current QA policy (and confirmed by Niels (IIRC) when I asked on
-developers) is to NOT manually promote non user/* packages to

So any periodic purge of extras-devel would destroy such packages.

Any ideas?

My two cents,
Anderson Lizardo
OpenBossa Labs - INdT
Manaus - Brazil
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