[php-maint] PHP module maintenance

Charles Fry cfry at debian.org
Thu Jul 27 16:56:30 UTC 2006

I would like to move forward with this proposal, as no opposition has
yet been expressed.

I just noticed that pkg-php-maint already maintains a handful of PHP


I think it would be valuable to bring more such modules under the
pkg-php-maint umbrella, thus facilitating the packaging of additional
modules that maintainers might lack the motivation to support on their


-----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Fry <debian at frogcircus.org>
> Subject: Re: [php-maint] PHP module maintenance
> Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 11:33:03 -0400
> To: Adam Conrad <adconrad at 0c3.net>
> Cc: pkg-php-maint at lists.alioth.debian.org, debian-webapps at lists.debian.org
> > I'd be fine with granting wider access to pkg-php for a module packaging
> > group, but then I'd want some promises that they'd play in their own
> > playground and not wander over to the main php4/ and php5/ parts of the
> > tree without consulting me first. :)
> Sounds perfectly reasonable. And on second thought, while I think it
> makes most sense for modules, I think that other common PHP utilities
> might also fit here (stuff like phpDocumentor when it gets packaged).
> I like the model adopted by pkg-java, outlined at:
>    http://java.debian.net/
>     "There are two kinds of packages in this project:
>          1. Packages with "Maintainer: Debian Java maintainers
>          <pkg-java-maintainers at lists.alioth...>" are "public packages":
>          All members of the pkg-java project are allowed to modify and
>          upload the package without asking first.
>          2. Packages with an individual maintainer: Please ask the
>          maintainer before changing the package or adding yourself to
>          Uploaders: first.
>     "The goal is to make all base and library package public so that you
>     can change them easily e.g. when your application needs an updated
>     version. You don't have to file a bug report in this case and wait
>     for the maintainer to upload a new version, you can simply upload
>     the fixed package yourself. This will hopefully speed up the
>     integration of Java packages in Debian since most maintainers work
>     in "bursts" and are unable to spend time for Debian from time to
>     time."
> I would propose we adopt a model like this, with the exception of the
> main php4/php5 packages.
> If this sounds good to everyone, perhaps you could grant me membership
> in the pkg-php project (my username is currently cfry-guest, though the
> DAM should be changing that any day now). I'll start by importing the
> modules which I maintain (php-cache-lite, php-pager, and php-simpletest)
> and by putting together a basic webpage, similar to the pkg-java page
> referenced above.
> Charles
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