[Slackbuilds-users] OPTIONAL field [was: qemu/spice-gtk and usbredir]

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Nov 6 05:03:58 UTC 2016

On Sat, 5 Nov 2016 23:26:08 -0500
Erik Hanson <erik at slackbuilds.org> wrote:

> It is a complex software project. Everything we do was built from
> scratch, accommodating a custom submission system, a database,
> eventually git integration, and so on.
> > I *do not imply* that it is easy from the maintenance point of
> > view.  
> Currently, the active admins go above and beyond anything I would have
> ever expected. I'm incredibly proud of the people we have brought on
> board over the years. My heart swells when I think about how this
> project continues to exist 10+ years later, and the level of quality
> we maintain.
> Another aspect of this, is that I expect they would feel obligated to
> check everything in the OPTIONAL field, along side all the extra work
> they already do. Even if I were to explicitly say "don't bother with
> the OPTIONAL field" I know they would check it. They're just really
> good people that way, focused on the quality of our repository.
> Regardless of what I say, they're going to feel burdened by it. None
> of us want junk in the repo, or broken OPTIONAL lines.
> This is just a reality, and I'm going to fight against more work for
> these volunteer workers that put so much passion into this project.
> They have families and lives and I care for them deeply.
> There are much more pressing issues, our current server is on it's
> last legs, there's an "amber light of death", dmesg is filled with
> garbage, and I don't expect it to survive a reboot. Up 962 days as of
> this writing. We'll be fine for the foreseeable future, but something
> has to be done. We're not going down, it's not doom and gloom, I'll
> be sure of that. This is all just for reference as to why I'm really
> opposed to big changes right now. Or rather, why I'm able to squint,
> give a keen eye, and say "we really don't need this".

Everything said above is echoed here. 

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 181 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://lists.slackbuilds.org/pipermail/slackbuilds-users/attachments/20161106/8f489ce8/attachment.asc>

More information about the SlackBuilds-users mailing list