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Re: Policy proposal for compatibility packages

On Wed, 2 Jan 2008 23:03:58 +0100
Patrice Dumas <pertusus free fr> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 11:21:49AM -0500, Brian Pepple wrote:
> > Here's a proposal for the handling of new compat packages:
> > 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BrianPepple/DraftCompatPackages
> > 
> > FESCo discussed this back at our last meeting, but before we pulled the
> > trigger on this, I want to get feedback from the mailing list.  I'm
> > tentatively planning on having FESCo vote on this at the 2008-01-10
> > meeting, though that could change based on any feedback I receive.
> I am against the veto of primary package maintainer for a compat
> package. "chances are that they will have to be involved in the
> maintenance due to passing along security problems, helping out with
> things and redirecting misfiled bugs." is not a good reason to block a
> package if the package follow the guidelines in my opinion. Now the
> primary maintainer can raise concerns and escalate to the mailing list
> and to fesco if he dislikes the compat package, but like any other
> contributor, no need for a specific policy. The only policy should be 
> that the compat package maintainer has to notice the primary package
> maintainer and let him time to comment.

That's what the proposal says, only in reverse.  The compat package
maintainer can escalate to FESCo if he doesn't agree with the primary
packager's veto.

Either way it ends up the same.  Escalate to FESCo.


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