Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy

Aleksandar Kurtakov akurtako at redhat.com
Fri Mar 2 12:41:48 UTC 2012



----- Original Message -----
> From: "J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" <johannbg at gmail.com>
> To: devel at lists.fedoraproject.org
> Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 2:34:10 PM
> Subject: Re: Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy
> 
> On 03/02/2012 12:27 PM, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
> > Well, Fedora ships packages. I might be stupid but would someone
> > please explain me how can one deliver fixed/improved packages to
> > users without do at least a bit of packaging work. I don't see a
> > way this to happen.
> 
> Spec files are no rocket science and the process for them is heavily
> backed up by FPG.

Sure spec files are no rocket science, it's not the format and syntax but the content that matters. 

> 
> One way to achieve that would be that one could do so by becoming
> proven
> packager through some kind of mentoring process ( which does not
> exist
> btw ) I would think.

Hmm, proven packagers are still packagers aren't they? I thought you were asking about someone fixing things without being packager.

> 
> Atleast I would think you would have to first complete that step then
> proceed into being allowed to actually patch the actual source of the
> component.

Nope, if you are a packager already and you have a unit file you want to push in my package just ask me about commit rights via pkgdb and a mail explaining it and I'll definetely approve your request and I'm pretty sure that a number of packagers will do that too.

Alex

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