No response from official maintainer
Recently I started a conversation about uploading new release of
buildbot package with a lot of changes in the Debian part of the
package too (http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/08/msg00258.html).
Since the package has an official maintainer who uploads his work on
other packages periodically I was considered as the one who hijacked
the package (http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/08/msg00268.html).
I've sent private message to the official maintainer as well since
that time but still with no response.
I'd like to know what steps should be done so I could work on this
package in future without being misunderstood.
That conversation also showed me some things on Debian release
management I didn't know about
understood that the package cannot be uploaded to unstable since it
could pass to testing just with the flow of time without any humanity
checks. But I know nothing concerning upload to experimental branch
and its policy. Can you advice any documents or other information
sources on these policies concerning approving huge changes in the
Another question I am worried about is a quality of my solution made
in the package. I believe it is not bad but I feel there's could be
better ways to do that. Can you please advice where I can discuss my
solution and the way to improve them?
Currently I participate in the buildbot project and I hope I can
improve the software as well as it's representation in Debian.
with best regards, Andriy Senkovych