Re: NEW handling ...
On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 11:37:50PM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Hi, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > I wonder if we could change Debian's attitude to NEW rejection like has
> > happened with NMUs -- that having your package rejected isn't the end of the
> > world, it's just something that happens. So ftpmasters could reject with
> > less fear of being taken to the cleaners by random pissed-off maintainers on
> > d-devel.
> My off-the-wall guess is that most DDs have problems with getting rejected
> because NEW takes a comparatively long time. Thus, after your package is
> stuck in NEW for two weeks, you get told that it's rejected because of a
> minor problem you could fix with a reupload just as easily -- instead,
> it's going to be stuck in NEW for *another* two weeks.
Well, if it was just two weeks, that would be ok, the problem is that the
package will sit in NEW for an undetermined amount of time, possibly forever
> That's (some) developer's view of the situation.
> The ftpmaster's view seems to be (I imagine not without some
> justification) that, unless the package is rejected, the average DD will
> never bother to fix it. :-/
So the packages just sits in NEW for a couple month/years or whatever.
And yes, i volunteer to help out NEW handling, if that help is wanted.