On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 06:29:56PM +0200, Markos Chandras wrote:
> Dear fellow developers,
> A new project is about to start so I am requesting your feedback
> The primary goal of the Proxy Maintainers project is to create and maintain
> relationships between developers and users in order to ensure packages in the
> Gentoo tree stay up to date. This involves a few main tasks:
> 1) Should we use a new overlay? A new branch on sunrise? or work ebuilds in
> Gentoo bugzilla?I think the latter is the best
IMO, the best route would be to start with-in Gentoo Bugs, then slowly
move each contributor to a proxy-maintainer overlay.
This overlay would not have a review process for ebuilds, meaning that every
contributor that has passed the first stage (by submitting a few ebuilds in
bugzilla) will be granted access.
that way users will:
* get experience on actually committing stuff to a tree
* learn how to use tools like repoman and git (think of the future
it will also be better for us. moving packages from the overlay to tree
will be simpler, also tracking versions and package status will be
> 2) I think an email alias is not needed We can "monitor" maintainer-wanted/-
> needed alias if needed. What do you think?
If we go with the new overlay, I think we'll need an alias where the
users can ask for help and talk about their packages.
> 3) Maybe a new KEYWORD needs to be added on bugzilla so ppl get informed that
> the specific bug is already taking by another developer and that somebody is
> working on it. So marking a bug with a keyword e.g. "PROXY" might be useful.
Thats not a bad idea.
Another solution would be to assign the bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex Alexander :: wired