Package Maintainers

From Alpine Linux
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(Last edited by Psykose on 30 Jun 2023.)

  • You can be maintainer without having commit access. Committers can do commits and maintainers can send patches to committers. Any committers can apply patches from maintainers. (This is similar to what FreeBSD does)
  • The maintainer is responsible for the package and is expected to:
    • fix bugs in their package
    • keep it updated. This includes following upstream announcement list, RSS feeds etc., and providing updates to Alpine Linux in a timely fashion.
      • it seems easier for maintainers to add their packages Anitya for automated release monitoring
  • Committers and others should confirm with the maintainer before making any changes to the package.