simplistic questions about core/extras merge

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Mon Feb 12 12:16:54 UTC 2007

Max Spevack wrote:
> Ok, comment, flame me, tell me how I'm out of touch and all of this is 
> already spelled out somewhere that I just haven't seen.  :-)

I'm a non, but I like what I see! no further comments, 
except for one:

 > 2) Once a package passes review, a couple of things have to happen
 >     a) Current maintainer (someone who is needs to agree to
 > a freeze.
 >     b) Current maintaner needs to get a Fedora account.
 >     c) Package's "upstream" is moved from internal CVS and build system
 > to external CVS and build system (basically Extras)
 >     d) Current maintainer decides if anyone else should have
 > "maintainer" ACLs at this time

I would like to see the current maintainer encouraged to seek out 
interested community members here. Many core packages have many bugs 
open against them, in some cases that is because there are many bugs for 
a package which are hard to fix, take the kernel for example. In other 
cases however most of the many open bug are purely a matter of not 
enough time getting invested into the package (for whatever reasons, I'm 
not trying to judge anyone here). I believe that in the not enough time 
invested cases the package and thus Fedora could benefit enormously from 
the help of one or 2 interested community members.

Let me put my money where my mouth is, if any core package maintainer 
would like a hand and is serious about this. Then drop me a mail with a 
couple of BZ id's you would like a hand with, or a package name for 
which you want me to go through bugzilla and fix any bugs against that 
package in general. Note you should be willing to treat me as a fellow 
developer and not as some kinda newbie (which I'm not).

 >     e) Development resumes



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