Re: Debian needs more buildds. It has offers. They aren't being accepted.
>On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 01:34:25PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Running wanna-build, the one coordinating instance for all buildds,
>> requires communication as "technical" skill for smooth operations.
>Running wanna-build, managing the archive software, and developing dpkg
>all require the same set of skills: primarily technical skills to ensure
>that they keep working.
No, Goswin is right here; there's an important difference. Developing dpkg
requires primarily coding skills. Running wanna-build requires almost
entirely communication and coordination skills (the code itself is really not
much of anything).
"Managing the archive software" requires coding skills. However, acting as
the "gatekeeper" who decides what packages go in and out requires social
skills and communication skills (particularly if you don't want to do it in
an arbitrary manner, and apparently nobody wants to do it in an arbitrary
>The possibility of other people being usefully involved is exactly the same.
Present in all cases, but not the same.
> The possibility of other people being
>inconvenienced by bad decisions is exactly the same.
With dpkg, there are numerous schemes in place (NMUs, ftpmaster, experimental,
testing, etc.) to prevent bad decisions from having major impacts.
With wanna-build, the only scheme in place is developer access to one machine
of each architecture.