Small top-post heads up.
Since we were not able to agree how to deal with removing the repositories, I
will just disable build for the projects this week.
This can get reverted in any case, nothing gets lost. (except for the projects
where people wrote me not do it of course)
But I really would like also free our stage server and the mirrors with not
used packages also later ....
I think this is acceptable so far for everybody.
Am Montag, 22. Juni 2009 17:11:48 schrieb Greg Freemyer:
On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 5:43 AM, Adrian
we got more than 6500 projects since the start of the opensuse.org
Service instance (plus the projects which got removed again by their
owners). These projects contain more than 13000 repositories, which get
need to get in sync by our service.
This takes obviously resources on the server side and quite a number of
these projects are not touched since a while. So I assume they are not
So I think it is a good idea to free the resources from these projects
and give it to us active people :)
This will basically affect all projects, where no source changes happened
since 1 year or more.
I'm afraid that seems too aggressive.
As an example I needed a little used package called open2300 for
opensuse 10.3 a few months ago. It was last fully released in 2005.
I doubt the source has been edited in a long time. It links to MySQL
so I think that means it should be rebuilt from time to time?
I found it on that build service at
And as you can see the 10.3 version still builds. On the other hand
the 11.0 and 11.1 versions do not.
Certainly if you totally dropped it because it had not seen any
activity in a while I would have not found it. Or are you just
proposing leaving it published in its last built state?
Possibly even more important, I assume if you dropped it I would not
have even found the package when doing a search. Even if the builds
are broken, currently I can search for a package, grab the specfile,
etc. and create my own project with that as a starting point.
Otherwise I would have to start from scratch on the specfile.
In fact, in this case I pulled open2300 from svn and built my own set
of projects. Having the several year old version around to leverage
simplified things somewhat.
Thus if I understand your proposal, I don't care for it.
I would prefer:
If a package builds, keep building it regardless.
If a package fails to build, only try again if there has been a source
If a package fails, have a new search option that allows me to search
for them so I can evaluate using that package as a launch point for
creating a new subproject.
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