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Pacho Ramos 06-24-2010 01:32 PM

Should "orphan" package without any "stable" version be stabilized?
 
I have just seen this:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=323265

app-office/ledger doesn't have any maintainer and has no stable version,
also, seems that no other app requires this to be stabilized. I would
prefer to keep this in testing until a maintainer really maintains it
downstream, but I am not sure if there is already some policy on
this :-/

Thanks

Christian Faulhammer 06-24-2010 03:44 PM

Should "orphan" package without any "stable" version be stabilized?
 
Hi,

Pacho Ramos <pacho@gentoo.org>:
> app-office/ledger doesn't have any maintainer and has no stable
> version, also, seems that no other app requires this to be
> stabilized. I would prefer to keep this in testing until a maintainer
> really maintains it downstream, but I am not sure if there is already
> some policy on this :-/

Generally it should not be stabilised. But based on common sense
(simple program, no dependencies), you could do it.

V-Li

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Pacho Ramos 06-24-2010 03:54 PM

Should "orphan" package without any "stable" version be stabilized?
 
El jue, 24-06-2010 a las 17:44 +0200, Christian Faulhammer escribió:
> Hi,
>
> Pacho Ramos <pacho@gentoo.org>:
> > app-office/ledger doesn't have any maintainer and has no stable
> > version, also, seems that no other app requires this to be
> > stabilized. I would prefer to keep this in testing until a maintainer
> > really maintains it downstream, but I am not sure if there is already
> > some policy on this :-/
>
> Generally it should not be stabilised. But based on common sense
> (simple program, no dependencies), you could do it.
>
> V-Li
>

OK, I was doubtful because when a package lacks maintainer, maybe it's
not fully tested and some bugs could be opened and, then, rarely fixed
(as they would be assigned to maintainer-needed). On the other hand, I
would hope that preserving those packages in "testing", their users
wouldn't expect it to be as "stable" and "properly maintained" as a
package marked "stable".


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