[Mageia-dev] buildsystem => maintainers db link test

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 17:39:25 CET 2011

Hi there,

maintdb is making some progress and we could test it already with the
buildsystem to push it some data.

Here is how it works so far:
 * a package P gets submitted by ennael;
 * buildsystem builds it;
 * buildsystem POSTs (P, ennael) to maintdb;
 * maintdb keeps a record of that;
 * as a default, ennael (first person to push the package) is the
official maintainer of the package; later people pushing the same
package would be co-maintainer;
 * we will implement in maintdb a method to manually change that
(assigning maintainance to someone specific);
 * we can envision maintdb to keep stats of submissions as well.

Maintdb dev instance is here: http://www.maintdb2.mageia.org.uk/

(see current spec on
http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=web:maintdb#specs_actions )

Misc righly pointed out that:
 * someone triggering a massive rebuild may not want to be seen as a
maintainer of packages uploaded by this; several possible solutions:
   - first uploader is set as the maintainer by default;
   - this will be manually editable from the maintdb app anyway;
   - would a specific flag be raised in the buildsystem (or a package)
when such a massive rebuild is triggered?
   - instead of strict associations, we can associate maintainership
by frequency of uploads/activity on a given package (unless massive
rebuilds are triggered more often by a single packager than "regular"
package uploads by the actual maintainer)
 * submissions stats publishing may require your validation (and
actually, for that specifically and future topics, we'll need to see
how we can publish contributors activity stats through our platform -
as a de-facto feature or as a preference, per contributor).

Anyway, in all that, we need your input.



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