On 11/19/2013 10:59 PM, Simo Sorce wrote:
On Tue, 2013-11-19 at 22:26 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson"
> I have come to the conclusion that it is like people within the
> that have been here for so many years have gotten so used the way of
> seeing it their way that they dont like to change it, feel
> of changes and they feel no need to change it and many of them are
> saying we are doing so well now why should we change it?
I think the very fact we are trying to change the process should tell
you people are willing to change and do not think all is working great.
And there are some quite old people in this list, I agree change is
necessary, and I started using Fedora since when it was called
Which is the same release as I started using RH which eventually led me
to Fedora ( although I stayed on RHL 7.2 up to Fc3 )
I think the problem is that if you want radical change at the base
need to bush them with the baseWG.
I'm perfectly well aware of that otherwise I would not have nominated
myself to the baseWG as well.
You are assuming all packages need the same level of care, that is
simply not true.
Here you seem to be failing to understanding that those component still
costs the community time.
There is *always* a "base" cost of time for a component in the
distribution in addition to that is the fact when a maintainer becomes
sloppy, leaves or in other words the time he provided is gone for one
reason or another or simply reduced, the amount of time he provided just
falls on someone else's shoulders until that the component he brought
into the distribution is removed from the distribution.
> If the above example is not enough to raise alarm with people
But your solution seem to be: let's throw away a few thousand packages
and rewrite a few thousand others,
I'm not sure where you get that rewrite from?
if you think we are short in manpower
with the current system where do you find the manpower to change a few
thousand base packages to adhere to new standards ?
We have to do it the same way as we do with anything we have to
make/find that time.