Stagings are groups of packages which ideally come into Factory and TW
a cohesive whole e.g. KDE, GNOME. multimedia etc. This way TW is never
in a situation where upgrades do not have their dependencies missing.
The great thing is both KDE and GNOME teams work well together to make
sure when a major update is on the way incompatible changes do not land
at the same time. On the other hand good coordination meant we had
Gnome 3.24 shipped before anyone :-)
3. Everything else.
Now, as to why this package was waiting two weeks ? Simply we need more
people helping with reviews. This is not a failing of the community,
it is a sign of success and the fact that the number of *new* packages
going into Factory, hence TW grows daily.
On average, my review list is about 150-250 deep at anytime.
So, how can you help ?
Cribbing notes from Dominque:
A qualified candidate would display the following characteristics:
a) works well with the Review Team and the openSUSE (and greater Linux)
b) considerable expertise with RPM packaging
c) considerable expertise with openSUSE packaging methods and standards
d) reasonable awareness of Linux security concerns
e) an appreciation for quality controls and the value of solid, quality
f) an availability to routinely perform these tasks for the
community. Typically a few hours per week divided over several days
during the week.
g) willing to apply the rules to everybody; primary
goal is to safeguard quality, not friendship :) You’re even
allowed to decline coolo’s request!
So, I hope this email is instructive and a call for help.
Moreover, for anyone interested, I am glad to help mentor new folks