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27     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">3</td>
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29     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Ebuild maintainter extension GLEP</td>
30     </tr>
31 g2boojum 1.5 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.2</td>
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33 g2boojum 1.5 <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-0003.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2003/08/20 02:32:05</a></td>
34 g2boojum 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>
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37 g2boojum 1.4 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Deferred</td>
38 g2boojum 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     <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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43     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">09-Jun-2003</td>
44     </tr>
45     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">10-Jun-2003</td>
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50 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="contents topic">
51     <p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
52 g2boojum 1.1 <ul class="simple">
53     <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id1" name="id1">Abstract</a></li>
54     <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id2" name="id2">Motivation</a></li>
55     <li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id3" name="id3">Rationale</a></li>
56     <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id4" name="id4">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
57     <li><a class="reference" href="#implementation" id="id5" name="id5">Implementation</a></li>
58     <li><a class="reference" href="#security" id="id6" name="id6">Security</a></li>
59     <li><a class="reference" href="#future" id="id7" name="id7">Future</a></li>
60     <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id8" name="id8">References</a></li>
61     <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id9" name="id9">Copyright</a></li>
62     </ul>
63     </div>
64 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="section">
65     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id1" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
66 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Gentoo's portage tree attempts to provide a self contained, easy to use, and
67     automatic installation procedure for as many packages as can be maintained by
68     developers.</p>
69     <p>This GLEP proposes allowing non-core Gentoo developers to be considered as
70     ebuild maintainers sponsored via a core Gentoo developer. This system will
71     allow more ebuilds to be available in portage with active maintainers for
72     those ebuilds.</p>
73     <p>This GLEP only applies to EBUILD based bugs that contain a request for a
74     package to be committed or version bumped within portage.</p>
75     </div>
76 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="section">
77     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
78 g2boojum 1.1 <p>As of the first draft of this GLEP, there are 1387 EBUILD bug requests in
79     Gentoo's bugzilla database. Many of these requests contain ebuilds that
80     have been submitted by the bug reporter and are simply awaiting a Gentoo
81     developer to sponsor the submittal of the ebuild.</p>
82     </div>
83 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="section">
84     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
85 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Gentoo's portage tree already contains the most popular ebuilds for packages
86     available today. Many teams exist that are responsible for maintaining these
87     core ebuilds in the portage tree. But, for ebuilds that are not as commonly
88     used, there is no good focal point upon which to rest these ebuilds.</p>
89     <p>For example, any submitted ebuild that is a KDE application gets routed to the
90     KDE team. However, the KDE team may be unfamiliar with the submitted ebuild.
91     A new graphical MySQL editor may be submitted to the MYSQL team, but none of
92     the members of that team may be familiar or have the desire to learn a new
93     program to submit it to portage.</p>
94     <p>We want to be able to provide for as many ebuilds in portage as feasible and
95     make sure that all ebuilds have some person who is responsible for
96     maintenance.</p>
97     </div>
98 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="section">
99     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
100 g2boojum 1.1 <p>No current policies exist that interfere with this document.</p>
101     </div>
102 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="section">
103     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="implementation" name="implementation">Implementation</a></h1>
104 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Incoming ebuild bug reports should continue to be processed as normal.</p>
105     <p>Bug reports that <em>do not</em> contain an attached ebuild should be marked as
106     NEEDINFO. A message asking the user to create and submit an ebuild should be
107     attached to the bug.</p>
108     <p>Bug reports that <em>do</em> have an attached ebuild should be responded to with
109     a message asking if the reporter agrees to provide maintence and support for
110     the ebuild and package.</p>
111     <p>If a reporter <em>does not</em> agree to provide package maintence, the bug report
112     should be marked WONTFIX.</p>
113     <p>If a reporter <em>does</em> agree to provide package support, the ebuild should
114     be added to portage with a note in the ChangeLog that the reporter is
115     considered the maintainer of that particular ebuild.</p>
116     <p>Any incoming bug reports that are related to this ebuild should continue to
117     get processed as normal. The team that the ebuild goes to should then CC the
118     author of the ebuild. Optionally, if a docs-team member has prior knowledge
119     that the ebuild is externally maintained, he/she can add that person to the CC
120     list.</p>
121     </div>
122 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="section">
123     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="security" name="security">Security</a></h1>
124 g2boojum 1.1 <p><strong>At the very least</strong>, all ebuilds must be looked over by the developer
125     handling the commit.</p>
126     <p>In no case should a submitted digest file be used. The developer is
127     responsible for creating the digest file based on an actual download of the
128     source code.</p>
129     <p>Potential breaches in security can still exist, however. The developer
130     handling the installation should take every step to ensure that no ebuild,
131     package, or other files have been compromised.</p>
132     </div>
133 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="section">
134     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="future" name="future">Future</a></h1>
135 g2boojum 1.1 <p>Current proposals to rethink Gentoo portage and bug handling (a.k.a Herds) are
136     still in negotiation. It is the intention of the author of this GLEP to evolve
137     the concept of this GLEP as the Herds concept matures and stabilizes.</p>
138     </div>
139 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="section">
140     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" id="references" name="references">References</a></h1>
141     <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep2" rules="none">
142 g2boojum 1.1 <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
143     <tbody valign="top">
144     <tr><td class="label"><a name="glep2">[1]</a></td><td>GLEP 2, Sample ReStructuredText GLEP Template, Goodyear,
145     (<a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org/glep-0002.html">http://glep.gentoo.org/glep-0002.html</a>)</td></tr>
146     </tbody>
147     </table>
148     </div>
149 g2boojum 1.5 <div class="section">
150     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
151 g2boojum 1.1 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
152     </div>
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