[DRE-maint] Moving away from uploaders.mk

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Sat Feb 3 18:47:10 CET 2007

On 03/02/07 at 12:03 -0200, Filipe wrote:
> >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?

Well I could sponsor as well now :-)

> >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

The problem is that if one of our packages becomes RC buggy, we are
supposed to upload a fixed version with the smallest possible amount of
changes. So changing a part of the build system in this upload would not
be acceptable: we would have to upload using the old build system.

But this wouldn't really be a problem, since we could use the tags to
retrieve an older version and work from that.
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