[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [Packaging and Release Management] Releasing repositories form "other" people

Martin Günther ros.discourse at gmail.com
Thu May 4 15:52:06 UTC 2017

[quote="dirk-thomas, post:1, topic:1797"]
The person making the rosdistro PR is commonly not listed as a maintainer in the upstream package. As a consequence the person doesn't get notified if the packages they released fails now or in the future on the buildfarm.

... and even if they were notified, there wouldn't be much they could do about it because they don't have push access to the upstream package.

OTOH, when a build for an abandoned package fails in one of the distros it's already released for, we already have the same problem.

I don't really have an opinion one way or the other. Abandoned packages suck, but drive-by releases without willing to commit to maintaining a package are hardly going to fix the problem.

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