On Thursday 2012-06-21 18:46, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
Robert Schweikert wrote in http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2012-06/msg00489.html :
I believe that an underlying issue to the overall state is the package maintenance model. Look at any perl or python package in the devel projects and you'll find tons of people listed as "maintainers" but almost non of them is a "true" maintainer. Everyone of the listed "maintainers" is inherited from some parent project and in the end no one really feels responsible.
And in other cases, they feel overly responsible -- often without telling.
I don't mind obvious one-liners, but Base:System/kmod was updated without making an SR. That way I had no knowing nobody prepared a new one and had made myself the work to update it to version 9, only to get a "you must run osc up first" with naturally sufficiently conflicts when attempting to check in. That sucks.