--- xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0040.html 2005/09/09 03:08:59 1.1 +++ xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0040.html 2005/09/15 21:04:13 1.2 @@ -32,13 +32,13 @@
Approved by the Gentoo Council on 15 September 2005.+
This GLEP originated from a rather contentious discussion  on gentoo-dev about combining the x86 and amd64 keywords. This GLEP attempts to get at the heart of that discontent. The proposed stable-keyword guidelines have been lifted verbatim from The Doc .
It is time for x86 to no longer be an exception to the standard keywording guidelines. Thus, an x86 arch team should be responsible for moving packages from ~x86 to x86.
The original, informal x86 keywording policy, where almost any x86 dev (which were the vast majority of devs) who used a package could mark it stable, arose from a time when there were relatively few Gentoo devs. Adding packages to @@ -102,9 +107,9 @@ benefit x86 as well.
For a package to move to stable, the following guidelines must be met:
There will be a considerable one-time cost involved in establishing a robust x86 arch team--a good number of bodies (the amd64 atch team has 19 active devs and 12 active non-dev arch testers) need to be recruited to be part of the @@ -158,13 +163,13 @@
Creation of a robust x86 team is already underway. The more vital step is the official change in policy, along with a sustained effort to get existing x86 devs to go along with it.
Stuart  has suggested the creation of a new arch keyword: "[-]maint", which would exist in tandem with the normal arch keywords, thereby making the package maintainer's intention explicit. Ciaranm has responded that by @@ -185,11 +190,11 @@ the support burden for that package.