Responsibility for rebuilding dependent components, was: F-16 Branched report: 20110920 changes

Doug Ledford dledford at
Thu Sep 22 18:43:21 UTC 2011

> I think that's largely because we don't have a community of
> engineers.  We have a community of /packagers/ who are able to cause
> packages to be built, and are able to do some measure of QA to see
> if those builds work, but do not have the skill set to look at a
> code diff and give a honest opinion as to whether or not the change
> is "safe".
> If the makeup of our community were different, then you would have a
> case for your proposal.  I just don't believe we have the community
> it would take to accomplish it on a large scale.

<sigh>  You may be right.  Which, unfortunately, just makes me feel like an outcast that doesn't belong.

Doug Ledford <dledford at>
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