Re: RFS: magicfilter (updated package)
Rogério Brito <email@example.com> writes:
> On Aug 03 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Rogério Brito <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> I have one off-topic comment: I've seen some well known maintainers
>>> do some things without the rigor that mentors apply to prospective
>> Yes. It's a little frustrating.
> Frustrating is indeed the right word.
> I see some weaknesses in the way that Debian is currently structured and
> I think that I will write a longer e-mail about that (things that are
> easily changed). Let's hope that I have the energy for that.
Code review is well-known to significantly improve quality. People who
need sponsored uploads get code review by the sponsor, so those packages
end up being of higher quality. Full Debian developers aren't required to
seek code review, so on average the packages are of lower quality.
Code review takes a lot of time, so requiring it for every package in
Debian probably isn't feasible. But it's the code review of the
sponsoring process that results in most of the quality improvements.
Team-based packaging also gets at least some code review, particularly if
committed patches are sent to the team mailing list.
> Ooops. Fixed. The updated sources are again at the same address.
Uploaded. Thank you!
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>