On 20:46 Sun 13 Sep , Ryan Hill wrote: > On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 14:15:34 +0200 > Sebastian Pipping <webmas...@hartwork.org> wrote: > > Ryan Hill wrote: > > > Personally I don't see how gaming the system helps us in any way. > > > > I was afraid it could be read in such a way. Handing out fake version > > numbers would be much easier, wouldn't it? I want every single package > > int he tree to be stable, up to date and polished. But as our resources > > are limited let's focus on packages that are most important first. > > That's actually what I meant by gaming the system. We could keep those > particular packages up to the minute, but it wouldn't reflect the state of > our distro as a whole. It's a false metric and I don't see the advantage in > pandering to it. It's much more important that our packages actually work > together than have the highest numbers.
At the same time, we also want to ensure that any badly out-of-date packages on there aren't outliers that reflect poorly on our actual average status. And frankly, having any way to monitor popular yet outdated packages is a good thing. -- Thanks, Donnie Donnie Berkholz Developer, Gentoo Linux Blog: http://dberkholz.wordpress.com