[Ofa_boardplus] OFA Repo and Maintainer List cleanup

Doug Ledford dledford at redhat.com
Tue May 29 10:30:58 PDT 2018

Sorry, we're mixing two different packages up here.  Arlin maintains
dapl, and IBM's response that they use dapl in DB2 and would do so as
long as the distros ship it is what I was referring to and I thought you
were too when I sent my email about Arlin deprecating it.

The ibutils package issue is separate (but the same basic principle
applies, only we need the Mellanox maintainer to deprecate it upstream).

On 5/29/2018 1:12 PM, Coulter, Susan K wrote:
> Arlin,
> Are you comfortable calling ibutils deprecated so we can get this ugly
> cruft out of the repos ?
>> On May 29, 2018, at 10:39 AM, Doug Ledford <dledford at redhat.com
>> <mailto:dledford at redhat.com>> wrote:
>> On 5/29/2018 12:12 PM, Coulter, Susan K wrote:
>>>>> So … Doug Ledford - any idea how/why this is still being bundled and
>>>>> distributed ?
>>>>> The build date is 2016.
>>>>> Yikes !
>>>> We don't drop it unless upstream deprecates it.  There hasn't been a
>>>> notice of deprecation upstream as of yet, so we still have it.  We will
>>>> be happy to drop it from future distributions if upstream no longer
>>>> considers it worthwhile to maintain.
>>> Understood.
>>> Who has the authority and/or responsibility to call “deprecated” on this
>>> puppy ?
>>> Can the OFA do that ?
>> OFA can call it's interest deprecated.  But, Arlin Davis is the upstream
>> maintainer, so he can call it deprecated.  Then, if someone really
>> cares, they can publicly announce they are going to take it over and
>> keep up maintenance.  So, we just need Arlin to make an official
>> announcement on the mailing lists and then give a little time for any
>> prospective new maintainers to speak up.  If no one does, then we
>> (meaning Red Hat) will consider it a deprecated library and remove it
>> from our future products.
> ================================
> Susan Coulter
> Network Lead
> (505) 412-6525
> Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
> ================================

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