William Vera writes: > Hello > > On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 10:59 PM, George Danchev <email@example.com> wrote: > > William Vera writes: > >> Dear mentors, > > > > Hi, > > > >> I am looking for a sponsor for the new version 0.8-12 > >> of my package "scrot". > >> > >> It builds these binary packages: > >> scrot - command line screen capture utility > >> > >> The package appears to be lintian clean. > >> > >> The upload would fix these bugs: 586769 > >> > >> The package can be found on mentors.debian.net: > >> - URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/scrot > >> - Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable > >> main contrib non-free > >> - dget > >> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/scrot/scrot_0.8-12.dsc > > > > Looks good. The patch provided by #586769 makes sense and is innocent > > enough. > > > > 1) Please, communicate all of these debian/patches upstream in whatever > > manner (the general aim, in the long run, is to share and merge with > > upstream, and not to diverge "developing" in debian/patches), and if any > > of them would not be accepted upstream for whatever reason it would make > > sense reflect that in their headers. > > thanks for the advice, just sent an email to the upstream informing > about patches in the package and asking for their comments and > suggestions. > I will keep you informed of response. :) Good. > > 2) 'DM-Upload-Allowed: yes' is set by whoever sponsor, though in your > > case it would make sense, but don't be that helpful ;-) > > Why not? all my packages with DM Upload Allowed are in better shape > that others :P > I think it's helpful for small issues and changes (and why not, maybe > urgent issues) I'm not claiming that you won't get DMUA=y and I know how useful it is ;-) However, as cited at http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer <cite> The DM-Upload-Allowed: yes control field should be set by the sponsor (or by the sponsoree after a request from the sponsor), not silently added by the sponsoree without coordination with the usual sponsor. The field should only added to a source package after the sponsor is satisfied with the sponsoree's ability to handle that specific package, usually this happens after several good-quality uploads. </cite> So far, there is only one upload done by me and one by another DD and it seems you are capable to maintain that package yourself alone, thus let us track your record for few more successful uploads, then we will eventually ask you to set DMUA=y or set that ourselves as well. It is not that a big deal, but the whole thing is running on procedures, so in general we are better following them as well, unless we have some very good reasons to dispute on changing them. To summarize: don't get chocked if DMUA=y gets removed by a sponsor, and re- added back after few more uploads. Also, don't get amazed if your sponsors screen how you are following the procedures ;-) -- pub 4096R/0E4BD0AB <people.fccf.net/danchev/key pgp.mit.edu>
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