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Dan McGee 03-28-2010 10:01 PM

Website updated- package maintainer changes
 
Hey guys,

I just pushed a website update today that improves something everyone
has been clamoring for- package maintainers. The quick hits:

* Package maintainership is now by 'pkgbase'. If you "adopt" one
package, you become a maintainer for all packages with that same
pkgbase (including across all architectures). This also means when a
package is converted from arch-specific to arch-independent, you won't
have to re-adopt it.
* We will never lose package maintainer info if we lose packages and
they come back in a later processing of the DB. Eric will be glad to
hear this.
* Multiple maintainers are supported. See
http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/thunderbird/ for an
example. All maintainers will get an email when the package is marked
out of date (if they are signed up to do so).

With all that said, the concept of package adoption is now not an
exclusive affair- multiple people can adopt packages and all be listed
as maintainers.

Let me (and the list) know if you have any questions.

-Dan

Allan McRae 03-28-2010 10:30 PM

Website updated- package maintainer changes
 
On 29/03/10 08:01, Dan McGee wrote:

Hey guys,

I just pushed a website update today that improves something everyone
has been clamoring for- package maintainers. The quick hits:

* Package maintainership is now by 'pkgbase'. If you "adopt" one
package, you become a maintainer for all packages with that same
pkgbase (including across all architectures). This also means when a
package is converted from arch-specific to arch-independent, you won't
have to re-adopt it.
* We will never lose package maintainer info if we lose packages and
they come back in a later processing of the DB. Eric will be glad to
hear this.
* Multiple maintainers are supported. See
http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/thunderbird/ for an
example. All maintainers will get an email when the package is marked
out of date (if they are signed up to do so).

With all that said, the concept of package adoption is now not an
exclusive affair- multiple people can adopt packages and all be listed
as maintainers.

Let me (and the list) know if you have any questions.


Thanks for doing this Dan. These all are really useful improvements to
the system. It looks like it is time to do a package adoption push and
get rid of some of the old and genuine orphans.


Allan

Dan McGee 03-28-2010 10:45 PM

Website updated- package maintainer changes
 
On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Allan McRae <allan@archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 29/03/10 08:01, Dan McGee wrote:
>>
>> Hey guys,
>>
>> I just pushed a website update today that improves something everyone
>> has been clamoring for- package maintainers. The quick hits:
>>
>> * Package maintainership is now by 'pkgbase'. If you "adopt" one
>> package, you become a maintainer for all packages with that same
>> pkgbase (including across all architectures). This also means when a
>> package is converted from arch-specific to arch-independent, you won't
>> have to re-adopt it.
>> * We will never lose package maintainer info if we lose packages and
>> they come back in a later processing of the DB. Eric will be glad to
>> hear this.
>> * Multiple maintainers are supported. See
>> http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/thunderbird/ for an
>> example. All maintainers will get an email when the package is marked
>> out of date (if they are signed up to do so).
>>
>> With all that said, the concept of package adoption is now not an
>> exclusive affair- multiple people can adopt packages and all be listed
>> as maintainers.
>>
>> Let me (and the list) know if you have any questions.
>
> Thanks for doing this Dan. *These all are really useful improvements to the
> system. *It looks like it is time to do a package adoption push and get rid
> of some of the old and genuine orphans.

If someone would adopt the thunderbird language packs, that would wipe
36 packages off the orphan list. :)
http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=-last_update&arch=&repo=&q=thunderbird-&maintainer=orphan&last_update=&flagged=&limit= 50

-Dan

Ionut Biru 03-28-2010 10:58 PM

Website updated- package maintainer changes
 
On 03/29/2010 01:45 AM, Dan McGee wrote:

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Allan McRae<allan@archlinux.org> wrote:

On 29/03/10 08:01, Dan McGee wrote:


Hey guys,

I just pushed a website update today that improves something everyone
has been clamoring for- package maintainers. The quick hits:

* Package maintainership is now by 'pkgbase'. If you "adopt" one
package, you become a maintainer for all packages with that same
pkgbase (including across all architectures). This also means when a
package is converted from arch-specific to arch-independent, you won't
have to re-adopt it.
* We will never lose package maintainer info if we lose packages and
they come back in a later processing of the DB. Eric will be glad to
hear this.
* Multiple maintainers are supported. See
http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/thunderbird/ for an
example. All maintainers will get an email when the package is marked
out of date (if they are signed up to do so).

With all that said, the concept of package adoption is now not an
exclusive affair- multiple people can adopt packages and all be listed
as maintainers.

Let me (and the list) know if you have any questions.


Thanks for doing this Dan. These all are really useful improvements to the
system. It looks like it is time to do a package adoption push and get rid
of some of the old and genuine orphans.


If someone would adopt the thunderbird language packs, that would wipe
36 packages off the orphan list. :)
http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=-last_update&arch=&repo=&q=thunderbird-&maintainer=orphan&last_update=&flagged=&limit= 50

-Dan


adopted

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Ionut


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