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34<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Resolution for Aging EBuilds</td> 29<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Resolution for Aging EBuilds</td>
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36<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.1</td> 31<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.2</td>
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38<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">2003/11/21 02:32:05</a></td> 33<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>
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40<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> 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>
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42<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td> 37<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">deferred</td>
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44<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td> 39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td>
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46<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> 41<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>
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50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">24-Nov-2003</td> 45<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">24-Nov-2003</td>
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54<hr /> 49<hr />
55<div class="contents topic" id="contents"> 50<div class="contents topic">
56<p class="topic-title"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p> 51<p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57<ul class="simple"> 52<ul class="simple">
58<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id1" name="id1">Abstract</a></li> 53<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id1" name="id1">Abstract</a></li>
54<li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id2" name="id2">Status</a></li>
59<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id2" name="id2">Motivation</a></li> 55<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li>
60<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id3" name="id3">Rationale</a></li> 56<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id4" name="id4">Rationale</a></li>
61<li><a class="reference" href="#implementation" id="id4" name="id4">Implementation</a></li> 57<li><a class="reference" href="#implementation" id="id5" name="id5">Implementation</a></li>
62<li><a class="reference" href="#repercussions" id="id5" name="id5">Repercussions</a></li> 58<li><a class="reference" href="#repercussions" id="id6" name="id6">Repercussions</a></li>
63<li><a class="reference" href="#future" id="id6" name="id6">Future</a></li> 59<li><a class="reference" href="#future" id="id7" name="id7">Future</a></li>
64<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id7" name="id7">Backwards Compatibility</a></li> 60<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id8" name="id8">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
65<li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id8" name="id8">References</a></li> 61<li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id9" name="id9">References</a></li>
66<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id9" name="id9">Copyright</a></li> 62<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id10" name="id10">Copyright</a></li>
67</ul> 63</ul>
68</div> 64</div>
69<div class="section" id="abstract"> 65<div class="section">
70<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id1" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1> 66<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id1" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
71<p>Many of the ebuild scripts found within Gentoo's Portage have come as a direct 67<p>Many of the ebuild scripts found within Gentoo's Portage have come as a direct
72result of user submission via Gentoo's Bugzilla interface. However, a large number 68result of user submission via Gentoo's Bugzilla interface. However, a large number
73of open ebuild requests remain in Bugzilla. This GLEP attempts to resolve these 69of open ebuild requests remain in Bugzilla. This GLEP attempts to resolve these
74requests.</p> 70requests.</p>
75</div> 71</div>
76<div class="section" id="motivation"> 72<div class="section">
73<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="status" name="status">Status</a></h1>
74<p>Timed out</p>
75</div>
76<div class="section">
77<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1> 77<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
78<p>As of the first draft of this GLEP, there are 1517 EBUILD bug requests in 78<p>As of the first draft of this GLEP, there are 1517 EBUILD bug requests in
79Gentoo's bugzilla database. These requests generally fall into three categories:</p> 79Gentoo'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 80<p>1. The package is important to Gentoo users, but has simply has not yet made
81its way into Portage.</p> 81its way into Portage.</p>
82<ol class="arabic simple" start="2"> 82<ol class="arabic simple" start="2">
87become artifically inflated, but bug maintenance also becomes more difficult adding 87become artifically inflated, but bug maintenance also becomes more difficult adding
88to open requests that developers must sift through.</p> 88to 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 89<p>Furthermore, having a policy in place as to how ebuild bug requests are handled is
90important for consistency and accountability.</p> 90important for consistency and accountability.</p>
91</div> 91</div>
92<div class="section" id="rationale"> 92<div class="section">
93<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1> 93<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
94<p>Portage simply cannot contain an automated ebuild for every software package available. 94<p>Portage simply cannot contain an automated ebuild for every software package available.
95Ebuilds that are included are done so mostly based on the whim and knowledge of 95Ebuilds that are included are done so mostly based on the whim and knowledge of
96developers. Many software packages are of interest only to a small subset of end users, 96developers. Many software packages are of interest only to a small subset of end users,
97and as such would be a misuse of resources by including in Portage.</p> 97and as such would be a misuse of resources by including in Portage.</p>
98</div> 98</div>
99<div class="section" id="implementation"> 99<div class="section">
100<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="implementation">Implementation</a></h1> 100<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="implementation" name="implementation">Implementation</a></h1>
101<p>This implementation applies only to requests which have been idle in the database 101<p>This implementation applies only to requests which have been idle in the database
102for an extended period of time. The recommended time is <em>90</em> days.</p> 102for 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> 103<p>After this period, the bugs should be handled in the follow manner:</p>
104<ul class="simple"> 104<ul class="simple">
105<li>The bug should be closed as a WONTFIX</li> 105<li>The bug should be closed as a WONTFIX</li>
106<li>The following note should be included in the description: 106<li>The following note should be included in the description:
107<tt class="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> 107<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<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> 108<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> 109</ul>
110</div> 110</div>
111<div class="section" id="repercussions"> 111<div class="section">
112<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="repercussions">Repercussions</a></h1> 112<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="repercussions" name="repercussions">Repercussions</a></h1>
113<p>The (systematic) denial of the inclusion of ebuilds into the Portage tree may leave 113<p>The (systematic) denial of the inclusion of ebuilds into the Portage tree may leave
114some users to feel slighted because their ebuild was not accepted into Portage. 114some users to feel slighted because their ebuild was not accepted into Portage.
115This is an unfortunate side effect of a system that relies on acceptal or denial.</p> 115This is an unfortunate side effect of a system that relies on acceptal or denial.</p>
116</div> 116</div>
117<div class="section" id="future"> 117<div class="section">
118<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="future">Future</a></h1> 118<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="future" name="future">Future</a></h1>
119<p>It may be desirable to provide an official repository for abandoned ebuilds to go. 119<p>It may be desirable to provide an official repository for abandoned ebuilds to go.
120Any attachments to these bug reports could be placed here, so that the author's effort 120Any attachments to these bug reports could be placed here, so that the author's effort
121has not gone in vein.</p> 121has not gone in vein.</p>
122</div> 122</div>
123<div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility"> 123<div class="section">
124<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1> 124<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
125<p>No current policies exist that interfere with this document.</p> 125<p>No current policies exist that interfere with this document.</p>
126</div> 126</div>
127<div class="section" id="references"> 127<div class="section">
128<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="references">References</a></h1> 128<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" id="references" name="references">References</a></h1>
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132<tr><td class="label"><a name="glep2">[1]</a></td><td>GLEP 2, Sample ReStructuredText GLEP Template, Goodyear, 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> 133(<a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org/glep-0002.html">http://glep.gentoo.org/glep-0002.html</a>)</td></tr>
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135</table> 135</table>
136</div> 136</div>
137<div class="section" id="copyright"> 137<div class="section">
138<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1> 138<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
139<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p> 139<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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