CVS admin requests
On Fri, 2 Jul 2010 21:50:08 +0200
Michael Schwendt <email@example.com> wrote:
> > - You are not the owner and want to maintain in epel. Did you
> > contact the fedora owner and wait and/or hear back that they didn't
> > want to maintain it?
> How would I know that this would be relevant? And why is it relevant?
> Can the Fedora package owner block another packager's request to
> become the maintainer in EPEL? I don't think so.
No. There is a process however:
- Check to see if fedora packager is on the "I don't do EPEL list"
If they are, great, request.
- If they are not on that list, file a bug and ask if they wish to
maintain in EPEL. If they say no in the bug, great, request.
- If they don't answer in a week, great request.
Sometimes however we get requests that request the branch, are filed on
something different where the fedora maintainer is not cc'ed and they
don't want to wait a week anyhow.
> > - Is the package a dead package you are bringing back?
> > etc.
> > You don't need to add additional text for normal vanilla regular
> > requests.
> Now that you've given two examples, can't you simply sum up the
> special situations in which you demand additional details? How many
> are there?
I don't know.
When have you been asked for additional details?
> - resurrecting an orphan or retired package
> - bringing a package to EPEL
> - ...
> - (?) transferring ownership
> You know your requirements, so tell people what input you need.
Sure, How about we strike that part entirely, and if there is some
question, cvsadmin's can just ask in the bug.
> > It just saves cvsadmins the time to ask you what you want.
> What is the template for then? It specifies exactly what a person
> wants. If you are interested in some background (a full story of
> what had happened prior to somebody filling out the template), you
> could enumerate the special cirumstances when you need those extra
Because sometimes we don't know if we can act on the template right
New package review cvs request, but the submitter says someone else
entirely should be the owner of the new package. Should we ask them if
the person has said thats ok? If they added a note saying "I've asked
bob to be the owner, as he works on this upstream, he's ok with this".
It would save us the round trip to ask that.
Anyhow, I guess I would say we should just strike that and cvsadmins
can ask if there are questions. I just don't want people to get mad at
a delay when we do so.
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