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Charles Plessy 07-17-2012 12:27 AM

Collaborative maintenance of mime-support (was Using FreeDesktop MIME entries directly in mime-support).
Le Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 09:48:47PM +0000, Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) a écrit :
> On Mon, 2012-07-16 at 23:35 +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> > Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <> (16/07/2012):
> > > My intention was to limit people who can commit to mime-support. It
> > > seems there are multiple viewpoints for example about
> > > application/x-httpd-* types. One may do more harm with a commit if not
> > > consulted by a group of more advanced people. But I'm fine with normal
> > > collab-maint as well if you and Charles would like that.
> >
> > As someone processing alioth-related requests, I would find it nice to
> > use collab-maint for such projects; but I'm willing to hear about
> > arguments against that.
> >
> > As a random developer, I would really hate to see people fight through
> > commits. In case that would happen, I think that can be fixed, IIRC
> > collab-maint has some abuse clauses or something similar.
> >
> > (IOW: I'm not convinced you need a dedicated group; quite the contrary.)
> I already wrote my reason and that a normal collab-maint place is fine
> with me. So I just need to login to and create a
> repository under /git/collab-maint/ right?
> Charles, I would add myself as Maintainer and you as an uploader or the
> vica-versa whichever suits you better. Is this OK with you?

Hi Laszlo and Brian,

how about the following (inspired by

Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>,
Charles Plessy <>,

I propose the following action plan.

0) We subscribe to the PTS (done for me).

1) Upload to experimental an adopted package with the updated maintainer and
uploaders list, the VCS fields updated, and the patch for #497779 applied.

2) Install in Alioth's collab-maint a git repository made with the --debsnap
option of git-import-dscs, unless we try to go deeper in time ? Set up
commits emails to go to the PTS.

3) Make crystal clear in the source package's READMEs that uncoordinated
commits are an abuse of the collab-maint Alioth group. But perhaps
we can allow developers to create topic branches related to bugs in the BTS
if they like ?

4) Postpone any other change on the main branch until either #681687 (tech.
comittee) is solved or Wheezy released.

Lastly, I would like to thank Brian for his impressively 16-years long work on
mime-support. Brian, feel free to stay among the uploaders !

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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