[Mageia-dev] Review Of Bugs

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Oct 31 22:44:56 CET 2011

Le lundi 31 octobre 2011 à 21:06 +0000, Colin Guthrie a écrit :
> 'Twas brillig, and Maarten Vanraes at 31/10/11 20:55 did gyre and gimble:
> > Op maandag 31 oktober 2011 21:34:04 schreef D.Morgan:
> > [...]
> >>> But seriously, if we can't maintain/fix something like chromium-browser,
> >>> we should just drop it completely, maybe have a get-chromium package
> >>> instead
> >>
> >> why ? i package it regularly and tvignaud too.
> >> what about dropping all packages that have bugs ?  this is just stupid
> >> and you should first ask ppl packaging it before giving such ideas
> > 
> > ok, i get it, (allthough i did say "IF") I guess it's a misguided attempt of 
> > myself to get more maintainership...
> I think the attempts to get more official partnerships by Samuel and
> yourself are very valuable, but by the same token, I think we need to
> accept that having a single maintainer for some packages just doens't
> make sense.
> For example things like initscripts, udev, systemd etc. should be
> maintained by a "core" team, and IMO, not a single person (tho' if
> someone steps up and is proven to be reliable then this is obviously not
> a bad thing per-se!). I'm certainly happy to help out here.

Well, so far, the system do not support this.

So either this supposed team is able to organise itself to have one of
the member to act as a gate to take maitainership and dispatch task, or
someone patch the maintdb script to have more than one person. 

As long as "being managed by several people" will be seen the same way
as "maintained by nobody", we will have the same problem as mandriva.

Being maintained officially by someone do not prevent others to help. 
So I do not see any good reason to have them marked as nobody.

Michael Scherer

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