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Re: Bug#365010: Xserver G5 usb keyboard not loaded ...



(dropping the ridiculous CC list, AFAICT everybody is subscribed)

On Thursday 27 April 2006 17:47, Sven Luther wrote:
> None, it is the full decision of the project admin, and i believe what
> happened here is that one such project admin did let some petty
> personal considerations overstep his responsabilities.

Yep, and the "admin" feels completely justified by this ridiculous 
escalation of a minor issue [0].

The commit access was revoked based on the fact Sven resigned but that 
decision was influenced by the circumstances in which that happened. Not 
only I, but several members of the d-i team, have long had issues working 
with Sven and basically we decided enough was enough.


On Thursday 27 April 2006 17:43, Toni L. Harbaugh-Blackford [Contr] wrote:
> So only maintainers have d-i commit access?  This would seem to put
> a lot of extra work on the maintainer.
>
> Just what are the rules for someone to have commit access?

No, anybody, both Debian Developers and non-Developers can get commit 
access to the d-i SVN repository (actually there are 140 people with 
access in total of whom about 65% are non-DDs, a lot of them 
translators), and in general we are quite quick to grant access and very 
slow to revoke it.

We are still [1] very interested in welcoming other powerpc people to help 
with support for powerpc in d-i. We _do_ need porter help to be able to 
continue support for an architecture, especially one as complex as 
powerpc (with several port-specific subarches, bootloaders and 
filesystems, non-free issues).

Without your (powerpc community, not Sven) help support for subarches like 
apus, prep and chrp may loose their support in d-i. The issues that are 
listed in [2] are still there (except for the missing tg3 driver) and 
we'd dearly like to see those worked on.

Cheers,
Frans Pop

P.S. This is the only mail I'm going to waste on this issue.
P.P.S. Note that the daily builds that Sven is still running should not be 
used. Instead, please use the builds lined from [3].
P.P.P.S. Just for the record: I did _not_ support the expulsion request 
that was started a while back against Sven and have said so publically, 
although I very much did and do understand the reasons behind it.

[0] Note: we are only talking about daily and weekly _development_ builds 
here, not about Sarge CDs or even Etch Beta2 CDs. Installing powerpc is 
still very much possible.
[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2006/03/msg00490.html
[2] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
[3] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

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