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

On Friday, 30 January 2009 at 21:28, Robert Scheck wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> > On Thursday, 29 January 2009 at 21:51, Robert Scheck wrote:
> > > With which benefit, if we remove the right to package mantainers to forbid
> > > provenpackager commits except for some special canditates needing FESco? If
> > > everybody can touch anything, why a co-maintainer?
> > 
> > Well, even with provenpackagers, it's not like they will start committing
> > left and right into other people's packages. A co-maintainer is expected
> > to be the first person to step in when the other maintainer is unable to
> > do his job.
> I was thinking here about to skip the maintainer/co-maintainer stuff at
> all. Just one big bucket having everything in without different permissings
> or roles.

IMHO skipping out on (co-)maintainers is a bad idea. They are (supposedly) the
people who know their packages best. While fixing small stuff (arguably:
rebuilds, FPG conformance fixes, maybe others) could be done by your average
drive-by provenpackager, more intrusive changes like patching or version
upgrades must be done by people familiar with the software in question, i.e.
(co-)maintainers or at least members of a SIG that covers this particular

> > I'd also make it mandatory for provenpackagers to be members of at least
> > one SIG like KDE, Server, Games etc., i.e. ones that deal with certain
> > group of software packages so that their area of expertise is at least
> > somewhat defined.
> Interesting idea. But to which SIG would you assign me when looking to my
> wiki page, my interests and which packages I'm maintaining? Or do I need to
> found my own SIG for that then? I don't need to be a provenpackager, but I
> am also playing theoretical scenarios.

I'd say Server SIG. Very nice page, by the way.


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