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

From: Niels Breet niels at maemo.org
Date: Thu Jan 14 21:58:42 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.
Crazy busy with the server move, so quick reply.

> 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).
I intend to make a proper maintainer interface, where lib and non-user/*
packages can be managed. Maintainers should then be able to what
maintainers do :)

> The same apply to newer versions of PyMaemo packages, that are still
> only in extras-devel because no package *explicitely* depends on it yet.
Yeah, so that is what maintainers should be able to do. Push the package
themselves. We of course need to see how that will be implemented and how
to add the trust factor or peer reviewing.

> The current QA policy (and confirmed by Niels (IIRC) when I asked on
> -developers) is to NOT manually promote non user/* packages to
> extras-testing.
> So any periodic purge of extras-devel would destroy such packages.
Authors of a package should be able to remove their old packages
themselves in an ideal world. I think we need to work towards that. It
should at least be easier than mail Jeremiah or Niels.

> Any ideas?
> My two cents,
> --
> Anderson Lizardo
> OpenBossa Labs - INdT
> Manaus - Brazil

Niels Breet
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