Thursday, 4 April 2019

Re: Maintaining language-specific module package stacks

On Thu, 4 Apr 2019 at 00:41, Robie Basak <> wrote:
> I'd like to talk about addressing the difficulty in maintenance of long
> tail language-specific stacks in Ubuntu. For example, right now
> `src:rails` is stuck in disco-proposed[1]. It seems to me that we spend
> a disproportionate amount of effort trying to get this class of package
> migrated to the release pocket compared to the number of Ubuntu users
> who actually care and use them.
> I suggest that:
> 1. If a language-specific package, or stack of packages, is stuck in
> proposed, and nobody is volunteering to get them migrated, then we are
> more willing to delete them from the release pocket and release without
> that stack.
> 2. We recommend, as a project, that users who wish to use these
> language stacks directly do so via the language-specific packaging
> tooling.

I agree - I wrote about stuff in this space some time ago, and while
things have changed, a lot of the analysis is still relevant I think;
it may be useful for figuring out the longer term picture (should
there be a snap that just sets up a big sandbox for rails?)


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