On 11/05/2013 11:11 AM, Don Zickus wrote:
On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 01:00:15AM -0200, Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues
> On 11/05/2013 12:00 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> On 11/05/2013 07:51 AM, Don Zickus wrote:
>>> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 01:33:33PM +1000, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>>>> Ping :)
>>>> Even a cursory blog post somewhere (or a reply to this email!)
>>>> explaining to people how to *experiment* with this would be helpful. At
>>>> the moment I'm having to point people at the merged pull request to
>>>> "Yes, in theory, you can use the upcoming version of autotest as a
>>>> Beaker test harness", but I have zero resources to give them on how
>>>> actually run it (because I don't actually know myself).
>>> So playing with things a little more..
>>>> 1. How do you get the experimental version of autotest to play with? Is
>>>> there a pre-built RPM somewhere that people can use, or do they have to
>>>> build their own?
>>> Unfortunately, I see autotest-0.15 has not been packaged with Fedora 20
>>> for some reason.
>>> Why is Fedora using a version of autotest from a year ago instead of
>>> something far more recent????
> Because it is a big PITA to get Fedora to approve new package reviewers.
> It is been months that cleber is dilligently going from review to
> review to finally become one, but it usually takes 20 days every
> iteration. At this staggering rate, he'll become a Fedora package
> mantainer by 2016. Seriously, I've been thinking "ok, now the
> package maintainership thing will be sorted out any minute now" for
> the past 4 months.
> Now once he becomes a package maintainer, up to date packages will
> start to show up.
Odd. Maybe that is for new packages. For existing packages it has taken
me less than a week to get approved to become a maintainer (with commit
privileges) for a package.
Cleber, can you point me to some of the hold-ups on getting you approved?
Being in Westford, I might be able to poke people directly to move things
along quicker. 20 days seems awfully long and would be a big turn-off to
get new Fedora contributors/maintainers (something I assumed Fedora wanted
Now would be a good time to get some help here.
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