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Re: librsync orphaned




Thorsten Leemhuis schrieb:
> Gianluca Sforna schrieb:
>> On 9/19/06, Robert Scheck <fedora-extras-list listman linuxnetz de> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 19 Sep 2006, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
>>>> I think you just have to  follow the guidelines here:
>>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/Policy/AWOL_Maintainers
>>> why just wait another three weeks (!) when the maintainer already had three
>>> weeks time after the initial reminder for the mass rebuild?
>> Because rules are rules?
> 
> IMHO: No. No. No.
> 
> Getting stuff done is the most important thing. Rules help organizing
> "getting stuff done" when a large number of people work together. But
> let's not stick to them blindly just because there are rules. We should
> consider most of our rules (not all!) more as guidelines IMHO and we
> should adjust them quickly if needed.
> 
>>> Original maintainer didn't build the package until now, so I really would
>>> like to take it soon. I talked with Thorsten resulting in when there's no
>>> real complaining by the folks here, taking should work...
>> If someone from the upper spheres (a.k.a. Thorsten) agrees with you
>> short-circuiting the policy, that's fine also for me.
> 
> Well, we didn't talk about this case explicit in FESCo IIRC. But my 2
> cents on the whole issue:
> 
> A kind of AWOL process indirectly was started when the mass rebuild was
> announced (that was more then three weeks ago). If maintainers didn't
> showe up to rebuild their stuff -> packages considered mostly orphaned
> (at least *if* the packager didn't rebuild one of his packages and seems
> to be AWOL by common sense -- e.g. no other commits in the past weeks,
> no posts on this mailing list and stuff like that). Other people should
> be able to take over the packages quickly now in time to get the tree in
> shape before FC6. E.g. announce it in the wiki and on the list that you
> want to take over a package, wait two or three days, recheck if packager
> is still AWOL, take it over.

s/take it over/& as comaintainer for some weeks before you take it over
completely/

> If the packager shows up again in the next
> weeks -> give him his package back.
> 
> Just to be sure: That just my opinion. But I'd say if the other
> FESCo-Members agree with this or a slightly adjusted variant of above
> scheme let's just start using it.
> 
> CU
> thl
> 


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