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Re: Package Review Stats for the week ending January 18th, 2009



On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:08 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> drago01 wrote:
>> P.S: reading this from you was unexpected but nice to see, considering
>> that you answered my question why most of the core KDE packages have
>> closed ACLs (is this still the case?)  you said "because the KDE SIG
>> is already doing a good job" (which is no reason why other people
>> should not be allowed to do a good job too ;) )
>
> Most of KDE has now been opened up to provenpackager, only the core packages
> (kdelibs and kdebase*) are still closed. And that's probably also not
> needed, I won't complain if they get opened up (as long as people don't
> start committing nonsense like "follow GNOME HIG", "put the GenericName
> into Name" or the like ;-) ).
>
> Still, I must also say that I don't see why we're expected to open up while
> at the same time the usual suspects (kernel, glibc etc. and also the
> Firefox stack (*)) are allowed to stay locked down. :-/ How's that fair?
> The same rules should apply to *all* packages, no exceptions.

Yeah as I already said I am for opening all packages.

>        Kevin Kofler
>
> (*) which is really worth a rant of its own - why do we accept those asinine
> patch approval policies which keep us from doing cooperative development
> and sometimes even from fixing real issues (I remember the
> hunspell/xulrunner ABI fiasco) instead of just renaming the f***ing thing
> like Debian does?

The name "Firefox" is worth having for marketing reasons.


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