[maemo-developers] Repositories mess: conclusions and actions

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Tue Nov 6 13:43:04 EET 2007
Hi, this sounds like a good plan.

On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 19:05 +0300, ext Mikhail Sobolev wrote:

> Step 1: Create the repository itself

We can consider this agreed already. extras-devel is a good name. Ferenc
to decide timing and details.

> Step 2: Create "promotion" interface
>     A simple web based interface would allow package owners/dedicated
>     'administrators' (chosen by community) to promote packages from
>     'extras-devel' to 'extras'.  Basically the idea could be to present
>     a list of packages that are in 'extras-devel' and are not in
>     'extras', then click on a few checkbox, press "Promote" button and
>     voila.
>     IMPORTANT: At this stage direct upload to 'extras' might might be
>     limited to a selected people or removed all together.
>     DIFFICULTY: Should not be too difficult, but it requires
>     implementation of such a web (or other) interface.  Any takers?

The idea overall makes sense but we need to get into details in order to
implement. We have different things:

- Who are the admins and how they get admin rights.
- What are the criteria admins use to promote a package to extras.
- What are the tools used to do so.

Please agree on a proposal and tell us where we can help.

> Step 3: Add building facility

Also makes sense. Again, what is the specific proposal and how can we

Once these 3 steps are completed we can discuss more, if you want.
Quim Gil - http://maemo.org

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