[DRE-maint] Moving away from uploaders.mk

Filipe filipe at icewall.org
Sat Feb 3 15:03:46 CET 2007

On Fri, 2 Feb 2007, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

> Hi,
> I think that we should move away from the Uploaders rule. As discussed
> in this thread in debian-devel[0], it is clearly not the best
> organization. This scheme matches our organization the best:
> Maintainer: the main person responsible for the package
> Uploaders: team address + other members willing to help with this
>    package
> I think that a good test for the inclusion in Uploaders could be:
> Already appears in debian/changelog
>        AND
> willing to participate in the maintenance
> This would also allow to see which packages are de-facto unmaintained.

For me it's alright to go this way.

> We don't really need to remove the uploaders.mk file: actually, it's still
> necessary to build old packages with a newer ruby-pkg-tools.
> I propose the following procedure to change this:
> 1/ Every package is modified in svn, to:
>   * no longer include uploaders.mk
>   * no longer use control.in
>   * modify Uploaders to only include the team address
> 2/ Before a deadline (2 weeks ?) every member of the team add himself to
> the Uploaders field of every package he cares about.
> 3/ All packages are uploaded again, if another version is not going to
> be uploaded very soon.

Hum... paul seems to be a litle out of time by now, and he sponsors a
lot of packages. Maybe could we have a bigger deadline, like 4 weeks?
> 4/ Eventually, we will remove uploaders.mk.

Maybe for lenny!

> I don't think that we need to wait for etch to release for this: even if
> one of our packages requires an update after that, this is very unlikely
> to cause problems.

Yes, I never heard about a package that became release critical
because of the maintainers field :D

> [0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/01/msg00275.html
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