[Buildroot] [PATCH v3 5/5] DEVELOPERS: add me as a co-maintainer for rk3399 based targets

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Wed Mar 18 20:52:16 UTC 2020

Hello Jagan,

On Wed, 18 Mar 2020 22:37:30 +0530
Jagan Teki <jagan at amarulasolutions.com> wrote:

> Doesn't it have a possibility of co-developer concept in buildroot
> like we do have linux maintainers file? I feel it makes sense to have
> it or the goal of this DEVELOPERS file seems different as what we
> think?

The Linux MAINTAINERS file and the Buildroot DEVELOPERS are organized

The Linux MAINTAINERS file is organized by topic/subsystem, and gives
for this subsystem the list of persons in charge of it.

The Buildroot DEVELOPERS is organized by person, and gives for each
person the list of packages/defconfigs/areas this person is interested

It is unlikely that two different developers will have exactly the same
set of packages/defconfigs/areas they are interested in, so we don't
support having multiple name/e-mail in front of a single list of
packages/defconfigs. In addition, that would break the alphabetic
ordering of the file.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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