Adding a "Maintainer: " field to setup.hint
Thu Sep 15 21:14:00 GMT 2005
> I'm thinking about adding a maintainer field to setup.hint which would
> have meaning only in setup.hint but would allow us to more easily track
> who maintains what. It would look like this:
> Maintainer: Chris Faylor
> i.e., no email address, just a person's name (for obvious reasons).
> I could then add this information to the cygwin packages web page.
I'm all for it.
> Orphaned packages would be changed to either "Orphaned" or "Up for Grabs"
> or "MIA".
I'd go for "Orphaned".
> Does anyone have a problem with this? If not, I'll use the info that
> Corinna is gathering to modify the setup.hints on sourceware.org.
Also, the package maintainence instructions should be updated
to state that once you are a maintainer, you are considered to
be the maintainer until you provide a new setup.hint changing
the Maintainer: field, or when a request to reach you on the
cygwin-apps list goes unanswered for a period of time (6 weeks,
like the current maintainer poll?).
Should we also have some sort of timeout policy on obsolete
packages, where once a package has been in the _obsolete
category for at least 2 years (or some other time length) it is
automatically a candidate for removal from the distro?
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