[Mageia-discuss] [Mageia-dev] MANDATORY READ : 7 days before misc unleashes CERBERUS !

Remy CLOUARD shikamaru at mageia.org
Sun Oct 9 11:28:00 CEST 2011

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:06:07PM +0200, Samuel Verschelde wrote:
> You may know it or not, many packages have no maintainer. This is due to the 
> fact that we had no maintainer database when we boostrapped the distribution.
> Excluding perl packages (a lot of packages, all maintained by jq), we have :
> 1118 packages with a maintainer
> 4931 without a maintainer !
> Full list: http://pkgsubmit.mageia.org/data/maintdb.txt
> As a result, many bugs are sleeping in bugzilla, because the triage team 
> doesn't know who to assign them to. If we want our distribution to succeed, 
> this is a situation that can't continue.
> Packagers with submit rights can participate, but apprentices too, because we 
> really need everybody's help here ! If your mentor agrees to take the 
> maintainership instead of you until you get commit rights, tell him what 
> packages you want to maintain.
> In the following days, all your keyboard should see is: 
> mgarepo maintdb set packagename yourlogin
> Best regards
> Samuel Verschelde, going to grab some packages
Ok, I’m grabbing my packages there are quite a lot of them that should
disappear now.

Though, I’m in the process of moving to another city atm, so I’m very
busy at the moment and can’t do a lot wrt maintainance of my packages.

Hopefully everything will get sorted sooner or later, but I don’t expect
to have much time until christmas…

Sorry for not announcing this earlier, but personal life got in the way
sooner than I expected :/

Please don’t hesitate to contact me by direct mail if you’re stuck on
some of my packages like Stormi did a few days ago, I read them (but not

Best regards,
() ascii ribbon campaign - against html e-mail
/\ www.asciiribbon.org - against proprietary attachments
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 230 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: </pipermail/mageia-discuss/attachments/20111009/620ef5de/attachment.asc>

More information about the Mageia-discuss mailing list