[Mageia-dev] maintainers database

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 23:41:46 CET 2010

Op vrijdag 17 december 2010 23:06:36 schreef Romain d'Alverny:
> Hi there,
> it looks like we will need a database to know who maintains what,
> basically.
> It used to be http://maintainers.mandriva.com/ - its source code has
> no explicit license, so we've got to build this again.
> I drafted a very quick page for this here:
> http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=web:maintdb with basic entites and
> relationships.
> Now, it would good to know what packagers (and others) need for this.
> For instance:
>  * instead of having a single maintainer for a given package, have
> several maintainers (with an admin maybe) over a given package (easy);
>  * should there be groups of packages defined? (this adds/replicates
> some logic that may already be somewhere else)
>  * should there be explicity groups of maintainers? or implicit (as
> made of people maintaining the same package)?
>  * should there be (customizable) alerts/warnings for people, when a
> new package is added, or removed, or that has no more maintainer?
>  * ?
> Thing is, this should be a really small, basic, simple component app.
> So it plays easily with other components. I don't know how this could
> be implemented/used or replaced by mageia-app-db however.
> Thanks for your insights.
> Cheers,
> Romain

imo, it could be used into mageia-app-db, allthough the purposes are a bit 

however, if we plan on using ldap to store the maintainership (it would be 
more like groups for each package and people being member of it...), then 
perhaps it should be in catdap.

however, we will have need of this soon; and it should also take into account 

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