[oe] [RFC] Removing MAINTAINER field from recipes
dp at xora.org.uk
Mon Oct 9 10:26:45 CEST 2006
> What is missing here is the proposed alternative. The idea we discussed
> was having a Maintainers file, similar in spirit to that in the Linux
> kernel where people can detail areas they're interested in and give some
> kind of indication of the type of support they want to give.
> For example, in the case of linux-openzaurus-*, I'd consider that I
> actively maintain that, and I'd like to be consulted on changes to those
This I like as a proposal. For example my listing would be the packages
that I actively maintain now plus a generic entry about audio/video.
> This removes all kinds of policy issues such as "when I copy a .bb file
> to a new version, who is the maintainer"?
That does neatly fix that problem, as long as people dont take it for an
excuse not to communicate.
> The format of the maintainers file is yet to be determined and proposals
> are welcome. So far the requirements are something simple and consistent
> in an easily parsed format (both human and computer parsed). We need to
> list a contact, the packages covered and the level of interactivity of
> the maintainer (we need a list of these levels?).
> By creating this new file, we get the overhaul of the MAINTAINERS we
> need and it solves a lot of existing policy issues which we can't solve
> with the existing structure so personally, I'm very much in favour of
I second this proposal, it covers the issues I raised with my earlier
email and gives still a point of contact which I like.
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