Re: This is how packaging should be done.
On Mon, 10 Jun 2002, Jeremiah Mahler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What about the idea that anyone (not just maintainers) can submit
> packages and they will available immediately to others without
> having to go through an intermediate person.
What, like personal apt sources? Or do you really think letting anyone
who wants to clutter the main Packages.gz to do so is a *good* idea?
> In contrast, Debian allows only specific people to add new packages
Only 1k of them. And the number growing all the time. Note that gentoo
is proud of having 1k *users*.
> and only the maintainer can fix their packages.
You obviously didn't hear about the NMU concept. Have a quick read through
the developers' reference.
> This requires work
> by specific people which makes development slow.
Oh, goody! *Another* well thought out idea about how to make releases
faster. Why didn't you say so in the first place? Hey, how come aj didn't
think of that? He's purposely trying to slow down the release, probably.
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