[Mageia-dev] maintainer groups

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 20:17:51 CEST 2010

Op maandag 25 oktober 2010 19:29:18 schreef Luca Berra:
> this is a suggestion i already made with mandriva but it landed nowhere,
> let's try again.
> At the moment we have 1to1 relationship in all tools between maintainer
> and package. But for some packages we have more than one people willing
> to work on that package. Besides, for some critical package it may be
> useful having more than one person responsible for it.
> Also someone might be interested in helping on package foo, but feels
> too much inexperienced to take full reponsability for it. Peer review is
> important.
> The idea is not associating a package with a single maintainer, but
> associate each package to a maintainer-group, say
> NAME at packages.mageia.org, and let maintainers subscribe to package
> maintenance.
> this would result that in case a ticket is opened in bugzilla vs
> package, all interested parties would be notified, and start working on
> a solution. (this might require a bit of coordination, but maybe just
> assigning the bug to a real person is enough to note someone is taking
> care of the problem)
> In this case a package will become unmaintained if no-one is subscribed
> to the group.
> we could even use refint_nothing in ldap to redirect
> NAME at packages.mageia.org to unmaintained at packages.mageia.org when noone
> is subscribed to a package.
> Regards,
> L.

I am not averse to the idea.

however i would also like to have a way to check who's on that list (it could 
be integrated with http://maint.mageia.org ) perhaps we need to abandon the 
idea of single maintainer and have "maintainers" (with primary maintainer) ?

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