[gentoo-dev] Questions about stabilization requests

2008-09-05 Thread Robert R. Russell
Some of the packages that I use are ~arch keyworded right now and I was 
wanting to ask some questions about when to file stabilization requests and 
about how much information needs to be provided when filling them.

1)  How long do you recommend using a package before filing a stabilization 
request?

2)  Should I file stabilization requests on software that works mostly as 
in 
everything that I use it for normally but I can force it to fail if I feed it 
some really strange input or contrive a specific set of options that will 
cause invalid or incorrect output.

3)  Should I provide a patch that removes the ~arch keyword when I file the 
stabilization request?


Thanks.




Re: [gentoo-dev] Questions about stabilization requests

2008-09-05 Thread Alec Warner
On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 12:06 PM, Robert R. Russell
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Some of the packages that I use are ~arch keyworded right now and I was
 wanting to ask some questions about when to file stabilization requests and
 about how much information needs to be provided when filling them.

 1)  How long do you recommend using a package before filing a 
 stabilization
 request?

 2)  Should I file stabilization requests on software that works mostly as 
 in
 everything that I use it for normally but I can force it to fail if I feed it
 some really strange input or contrive a specific set of options that will
 cause invalid or incorrect output.

 3)  Should I provide a patch that removes the ~arch keyword when I file 
 the
 stabilization request?

3) No, we have tools that do this for us.

-Alec



 Thanks.