It’s been 3 weeks since @om26er 's first post, 17 days since Ken’s reply,12 days since @tunix followed up on alacritty and 15 days since @tunix 's PR was created to update gradle to its latest stable version.
This is a problem that needs and is being addressed, we recognise the current ‘Snapcrafters processs’ isn’t working and we’re going to fix it. But we are going to need help from the community.
This is too long a delay for a PR on snaps that people are relying on, for sure, and the process you’re describing is broken and painful. But I don’t think this is too long a delay for a fundamental change in the process. We’re working on building out a process to account for Popey’s leaving and to improve how this is done.
A plan that will be posted here in the next couple of weeks for feedback, a plan that I hope you (@tunix and @Lin-Buo-Ren and @om26er ) will contribute to and become a part of because we’re going to have to make this a more standard, more community accessible thing.
The only reason it’s not already here is we need to make sure it’s something the engineering team can do and not something we have to backtrack on in a few weeks time.
Again that feels like a long time, because it is, but upon completion of a proper plan, we’ll formalise how it works and lay everything out.
Here’s hoping gradle and alacrity are the last that will go through the current process. I’ll chase Igor to chase it through now.