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27     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">17</td>
28     </tr>
29     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Resolution for Aging EBuilds</td>
30     </tr>
31 g2boojum 1.2 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.2</td>
32 liquidx 1.1 </tr>
33 g2boojum 1.3 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0017.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2004/11/11 21:40:28</a></td>
34 liquidx 1.1 </tr>
35     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Caleb Tennis &lt;caleb&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
36     </tr>
37 g2boojum 1.2 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">deferred</td>
38 liquidx 1.1 </tr>
39     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td>
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41 g2boojum 1.3 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="glep-0002.html">text/x-rst</a></td>
42 liquidx 1.1 </tr>
43     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">21-Nov-2003</td>
44     </tr>
45     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">24-Nov-2003</td>
46     </tr>
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50 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="contents topic">
51     <p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
52 liquidx 1.1 <ul class="simple">
53     <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id1" name="id1">Abstract</a></li>
54 g2boojum 1.2 <li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id2" name="id2">Status</a></li>
55     <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li>
56     <li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id4" name="id4">Rationale</a></li>
57     <li><a class="reference" href="#implementation" id="id5" name="id5">Implementation</a></li>
58     <li><a class="reference" href="#repercussions" id="id6" name="id6">Repercussions</a></li>
59     <li><a class="reference" href="#future" id="id7" name="id7">Future</a></li>
60     <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id8" name="id8">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
61     <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id9" name="id9">References</a></li>
62     <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id10" name="id10">Copyright</a></li>
63 liquidx 1.1 </ul>
64     </div>
65 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
66     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id1" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
67 liquidx 1.1 <p>Many of the ebuild scripts found within Gentoo's Portage have come as a direct
68     result of user submission via Gentoo's Bugzilla interface. However, a large number
69     of open ebuild requests remain in Bugzilla. This GLEP attempts to resolve these
70     requests.</p>
71     </div>
72 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
73     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="status" name="status">Status</a></h1>
74 g2boojum 1.2 <p>Timed out</p>
75     </div>
76 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
77     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
78 liquidx 1.1 <p>As of the first draft of this GLEP, there are 1517 EBUILD bug requests in
79     Gentoo's bugzilla database. These requests generally fall into three categories:</p>
80     <p>1. The package is important to Gentoo users, but has simply has not yet made
81     its way into Portage.</p>
82     <ol class="arabic simple" start="2">
83     <li>The package is mostly unimportant to Gentoo users</li>
84     <li>No ebuild has been provided with the bug request.</li>
85     </ol>
86     <p>Leaving these requests open does not help Gentoo. Not only does the bug count
87     become artifically inflated, but bug maintenance also becomes more difficult adding
88     to open requests that developers must sift through.</p>
89     <p>Furthermore, having a policy in place as to how ebuild bug requests are handled is
90     important for consistency and accountability.</p>
91     </div>
92 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
93     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
94 liquidx 1.1 <p>Portage simply cannot contain an automated ebuild for every software package available.
95     Ebuilds that are included are done so mostly based on the whim and knowledge of
96     developers. Many software packages are of interest only to a small subset of end users,
97     and as such would be a misuse of resources by including in Portage.</p>
98     </div>
99 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
100     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="implementation" name="implementation">Implementation</a></h1>
101 liquidx 1.1 <p>This implementation applies only to requests which have been idle in the database
102     for an extended period of time. The recommended time is <em>90</em> days.</p>
103     <p>After this period, the bugs should be handled in the follow manner:</p>
104     <ul class="simple">
105     <li>The bug should be closed as a WONTFIX</li>
106     <li>The following note should be included in the description:
107 g2boojum 1.3 <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">No</span> <span class="pre">developer</span> <span class="pre">has</span> <span class="pre">sponsored</span> <span class="pre">the</span> <span class="pre">ebuild</span> <span class="pre">within</span> <span class="pre">90</span> <span class="pre">days</span> <span class="pre">of</span> <span class="pre">request.</span>
108 liquidx 1.1 <span class="pre">Closing</span> <span class="pre">per</span> <span class="pre">GLEP</span> <span class="pre">policy</span> <span class="pre">#xx</span></tt></li>
109     </ul>
110     </div>
111 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
112     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="repercussions" name="repercussions">Repercussions</a></h1>
113 liquidx 1.1 <p>The (systematic) denial of the inclusion of ebuilds into the Portage tree may leave
114     some users to feel slighted because their ebuild was not accepted into Portage.
115     This is an unfortunate side effect of a system that relies on acceptal or denial.</p>
116     </div>
117 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
118     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="future" name="future">Future</a></h1>
119 liquidx 1.1 <p>It may be desirable to provide an official repository for abandoned ebuilds to go.
120     Any attachments to these bug reports could be placed here, so that the author's effort
121     has not gone in vein.</p>
122     </div>
123 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
124     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
125 liquidx 1.1 <p>No current policies exist that interfere with this document.</p>
126     </div>
127 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
128     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" id="references" name="references">References</a></h1>
129     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep2" rules="none">
130 liquidx 1.1 <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
131     <tbody valign="top">
132     <tr><td class="label"><a name="glep2">[1]</a></td><td>GLEP 2, Sample ReStructuredText GLEP Template, Goodyear,
133     (<a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org/glep-0002.html">http://glep.gentoo.org/glep-0002.html</a>)</td></tr>
134     </tbody>
135     </table>
136     </div>
137 g2boojum 1.3 <div class="section">
138     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
139 liquidx 1.1 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
140     </div>
141 g2boojum 1.3
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