Re: [gentoo-dev] taking a break from arches stabilization

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Re: [gentoo-dev] taking a break from arches stabilization

Alexander Berntsen-2
On 10/07/17 20:11, Jonas Stein wrote:
> It would be so motivating to see that many user are glad about a
> special package. One gets rarely feedback.

Interesting idea. We could have some (separate) portage-y helper tool
send a standardised email that could easily be filtered based on sender
and/or topic. 'emerge foo --thank' just thanks people, 'emerge foo
--thank="msg"' thanks people with a msg.

It's gimmicky and could be abused. But then again perhaps it wouldn't be
abused, and it would just be wholesome fun. Maybe someone would meet
their future lover via the thank-parametre.

What do you think?
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Re: [gentoo-dev] taking a break from arches stabilization

Brian Dolbec-3
On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:20:12 +0200
Alexander Berntsen <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 10/07/17 20:11, Jonas Stein wrote:
> > It would be so motivating to see that many user are glad about a
> > special package. One gets rarely feedback.  
>
> Interesting idea. We could have some (separate) portage-y helper tool
> send a standardised email that could easily be filtered based on
> sender and/or topic. 'emerge foo --thank' just thanks people, 'emerge
> foo --thank="msg"' thanks people with a msg.
>
> It's gimmicky and could be abused. But then again perhaps it wouldn't
> be abused, and it would just be wholesome fun. Maybe someone would
> meet their future lover via the thank-parametre.
>
> What do you think?

We had a past GSOC project that ended up with a decent start to a stats
system.  I know I had hoped for (and suggested) a survey system for it.
A maintainer could put up a stabilization survey, or some other query
about a pkg/version.  The people interested could fill it out, the
maintainer could get feedback.  It would also give estimates of the
number of people using the pkg/version (dpends on the number of people
with stats enabled).

There was even a dev that recently tried to get it deployed (again).  I
volunteered to help.  But it never got the vm from it from infra.
Infra is not set up to allow root access to a system for only certain
systems/devs.  So in order to maintain a system, you primarily have to
be in the infra team.  So, as a result, progress stalls, dies out.

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Brian Dolbec <dolsen>


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