On Monday 04 May 2009 18:54:09 Vlastimil Babka wrote: > Peter Faraday Weller wrote: > > On a more serious note, the problem seems to be the complete lack of > > management in the required places, Gentoo is fast becoming (or more > > likely, already is) an anarchic organisation, where it's becoming > > nigh-on impossible to keep track of things. > > > > I see a number of issues with Gentoo these days. The lack of a proper > > leadership body. Lack of people working together in unison. The tree > > needs to be sorted out: we have >16000 packages, and 200-250 developers, > > not all of which are ebuild developers) - We're still using CVS, we do > > *not* have the manpower to keep all the packages updated properly using > > a centralised VCS. If these issues were fixed, I don't know/care how > > they do get fixed, but if they were, I might consider coming back. > > Hi, > > am I the only one to see a contradiction here? You criticise a > centralised VCS and anarchism/lack of unison work at the same time. > Wouldn't that be even worse with a distributed VCS then? :) I dont think so. Centralized or distributed VCS does not have to do anything about the hierarchical structure of Gentoo. > I think it would. Also too much use of overlays seems bad to me Depends of course on how each team/dev uses the overlay. Some of us use the overlays as testing places which is much better than pushing ebuilds directly to tree without extensive testing :) > (yeah > the Java team is very guilty here :) and the idea of splitting tree to > overlays (which pops up from time to time) is just nonsense IMHO. +1 > > It seems that some people think distributed VCS (git) is a silver bullet > that will fix everything? Certainly it will help development a lot. Take a look on git overlays ( qting- edge,kde-testing etc ). The commit and bugfix rates are incredible because the VCS is amazingly fast. Using cvs, you need at least 2' for a simple commit of a single ebuild. Using git you can push 300 ebuilds at the same time. Imaging the difference... Git is an extra motivation ( at least for me :/ ) > Or pushing more and more EAPI's will? No... As I said before Gentoo is quite understaffed. First we need people. Then we can concentrate on features :) > If more people agree on the lack of focus, then we should do something > about it, instead of hoping that using better tools fixes it themselves. Any ideas? -- Markos Chandras (hwoarang) Gentoo Linux Developer [KDE/Qt/Sunrise/Sound] Web: http://hwoarang.silverarrow.org
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