Genkernel's situation (reduced to the three currently most active
players) looks like this to me:
- is focussed on the transition to Dracut and related things
- is fixing bugs in present genkernel from time to time
- is fixing bugs in the current genkernel releases
- likes his patches to be reviewed
- cannot do releases as he has no developer account, yet
- sping (me)
- writes and applies patches from time to time.
(Commitment varies, at a low right now.)
- has never used half of the many technologies involved himself
(iSCSI, dmraid, netboot, ...)
- is the bottleneck on some reviews and releases
There are various bugs around, some just need attention, some could use
insider knowledge that we lack. Furthermore the kernel configs shipped
by Genkernel are mainly from a time before the three of us took over and
need fixes, a concept and documentation too. There is no test suite
(virtual machines?) that I knew of catching regressions (of which we had
few only, in that light).
Nevertheless genkernel has fun aspects: it's in much better shape than
220.127.116.117 was, including documentation. It's a core Gentoo tool used
by quite a few people so the work you do on Genkernel matters.
With that in mind: