[Mageia-discuss] help us to bring some order to the chaos

Jerome Quelin jquelin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 15:20:39 CEST 2010

On 10/09/23 14:18 +0200, Tux99 wrote:
> I'm not sure that is the best way to select packages. I'd have imagined 
> that for all the new packagers that don't already have packages they 
> worked on on cooker, there will be a big list of all 
> orphan/non-assigned packages and we put our names next to the ones
> we are interested in.

i don't want to dwelve in package details - except really big ones such
as kernel or gcc. we'll see at this level of detail later on when
importing svn and rebuilding packages for mageia.

but new packagers already know the area(s) that attract them. eg, lots
of people expressed interest in games, others in kde, etc.

this will allow to see "oops, nobody wants to maintain firefox, we may
have a problem herei - what do we do to fix it?".

> I don't want to restrict myself based on specific categories, but rather 
> specific apps that I'm familiar with (because I use them and/or have 
> packaged/backported before by myself).

agreed, we all do that. i know i won't maintain packages that i don't
use. yet, it's possible to generalize... eg, you wrote "(prefer
audio/video apps)" when registering as a potential packager: you can
therefore create a new media / audio / video category listing that you
are interested in this area. you can even details what type of app you
are interested in: recording, audio stack, audio editing, conversion,
etc? it doesn't mean you will take care of all audio / video packages,
nor that you are the de-facto overlord of this area - but that you may
give a hand sometime. 

(and if you intend to be the overlord in one category, please state it!  :-) )

is it clearer?
jquelin at gmail.com

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