Re: proposal: allow Upstream-Status: Inactive-Upstream in patches

Richard Purdie

On Thu, 2021-12-09 at 15:48 +0100, Konrad Weihmann wrote:
I support that idea.

as said in the other ML conversation the format should look like

Upstream-Status: Inactive-Upstream [<last release date>(, <last commit

with the part in the ()-brackets being opinion, as we mainly aim for
using releases anyway.
This time I would actually have it as much machine readable as possible,
so it might be suitable to dictate a yyyymmdd date format pattern here.
I'm in favour of adding the new category and I agree some kind of dates in the
[reason] space would be nice to have.

For the purposes of a patch upstream, the last commit date is much more
important than a release. I don't think this needs to be machine readable as a
definition, it is better we have the appropriate info. Year is probably as much
as we need since inactive software is usually measured in years.

We may need to put some kind of guide in the docs about what "inactive" looks



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