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Re: Integration with systemd


On Wed 30 Oct 2019 at 12:16PM -07, Russ Allbery wrote:

> It's not clear to me whether we need a faster policy *process* or if we
> just need more hands, but I completely agree that the current policy
> process is too slow.  I haven't had much time to work on it for about five
> years; if it weren't for Sean, it would have stalled entirely.  We still
> don't have good documentation of triggers in Policy, and I think there are
> major gaps in the documentation of multi-arch.  :(

My working assumption is that the problem of not having enough people
interested in writing patches strongly outweighs any slowness inherent
in the process we use, however...

> If anyone reading this has thought about working on Policy and has been
> driven away or turned off by something, please reach out either publicly
> on the list or privately to me (and I suspect Sean would be happy to hear
> from you too).  I'd love to know what drove you away, and think about
> whether there's anything we can do about it.  Deciding what changes to
> make involves some necessary social wrangling, and that may be the hardest
> obstacle, but even hearing specifics about that would be helpful.

... I, likewise, would be grateful for people's experiences, and am
certainly open to making process simplifications/changes.

Sean Whitton

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