Re: Collaborative maintenance of mime-support (was Re: Using FreeDesktop MIME entries directly in mime-support).
On Tue, 2012-07-17 at 09:27 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> how about the following (inspired by http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep2/)
> Maintainer: email@example.com
> Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Charles Plessy <email@example.com>,
Hope Brian will also join. May we add you?
> I propose the following action plan.
> 0) We subscribe to the PTS (done for me).
For me as well, I assume Brian is also subscribed.
> 1) Upload to experimental an adopted package with the updated maintainer and
> uploaders list, the VCS fields updated, and the patch for #497779 applied.
> 2) Install in Alioth's collab-maint a git repository made with the --debsnap
> option of git-import-dscs, unless we try to go deeper in time ? Set up
> commits emails to go to the PTS.
I've created an empty git collab-maint repository on Alioth, still not
visible over the web interface. As I know, it just need some time. Made
the config to send commits to the PTS. So, how deep should be the
package import? The full history from snapshot.debian.org or just the
last upload is enough? We will have the file history, but not the
comment why happened and what.
> 3) Make crystal clear in the source package's READMEs that uncoordinated
> commits are an abuse of the collab-maint Alioth group. But perhaps
> we can allow developers to create topic branches related to bugs in the BTS
> if they like ?
+1 , but I assume you know that others may create free and public git
trees elsewhere, for example on GitHub. They may send a merge request
when their work is done. The tree is still visible, separated and can be
merged if needed.
> 4) Postpone any other change on the main branch until either #681687 (tech.
> comittee) is solved or Wheezy released.
> Lastly, I would like to thank Brian for his impressively 16-years long work on
> mime-support. Brian, feel free to stay among the uploaders !
I join as well. Thanks Brian for your previous work! Hope you will be
still close to the package and the recent events don't turn you down.