On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 2:14 PM Neal Gompa <ngompa13(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 7:46 AM Florian Weimer <fweimer(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> * Fabio Valentini:
> > On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 3:23 PM Florian Weimer <fweimer(a)redhat.com>
> >> * Fabio Valentini:
> >> > In the past few weeks, it has come up regularly that future
> >> > "module-only" packages are orphaned (and hence will soon be
> >> > and nobody stepped up to fix this issue - especially for non-leaf
> >> > packages. I don't think fedora as a project has a solution for
> >> > yet.
> >> >
> >> > I propose to create a "Stewardship" Group / SIG that will
take care of
> >> > such packages - either until a new main maintainer steps up, or until
> >> > modularity matures enough so it won't be necessary anymore. (Or,
> >> > it dies a quiet death, which is always a possibility.) However, I
> >> > think this is necessary until the situation stabilizes.
> >> The name sounds very confusing to me, considering that this seems to be
> >> specific to modular content.
> > That's why I'm asking for comments. I failed to come up with a better
> > name, though.
> > This Group / SIG would provide "classic" maintainership for
> > semi-abandoned packages that only live on as franken-packages
> > ("modules"), until the remaining shortcomings of modules are
> > or until they are abandoned.
> It's still not clear to me what this group is supposed to do.
> Does the group produce modular or non-modular content? What would
> qualify a package for maintenance by this group?
> Why don't we need this in a non-module context? Why do modules require
> such a group?
This group would be for maintaining packages that are modularized in a
non-module context so that it's actually usable by the broader
ecosystem. Modules are not usable for non-module packages, and third
parties building on top of Fedora can't use modules at all either.
Since module developers don't care about these users, this SIG will.
Exactly. This clarification is definitely more succinct than I
anything I could have said.
Fabio, I'm willing to help where I can with this, too.
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