[Pm-utils] [RFC] Switch to git, opening up for external contributors

Till Maas opensource at till.name
Sat Jan 26 08:45:56 PST 2008

On Sat January 26 2008, Michael Biebl wrote:

> pm-utils is becoming more and more important as hal is pushing for it
> as preferred power management backend. A lot of distributions are
> using hal/pm-utils nowadays but they have to carry around a lot of
> distro specific patches. It's almost as every distro has an own "fork"
> of pm-utils.
> Unfortunately the acceptance of external patches has been very low.
> Would it be possible to open up the project for external contributions?

Since last Christmas Richard Hughes applies simple patches to pm-utils, if you 
ask him and the patches look good.

> As a first step, I'd propose to move to a more modern SCM, like git.

This was also raised in another discussion. Do you know what the procedure is 
to get this done within freedesktop.org?

> As a second step, to share the workload, more people should get commit
> access, like the Mandriva, openSUSE and Debian maintainers, which have
> posted a lot of patches during the last months.
Stefan Seyfried from SUSE should get commit access soon, this would already 
help a lot.

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