Re: Trying to fix some packages maintained by QA team
On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 21:41, Julien Lavergne
> I found that some packages have watch files broken, so I tried to fix
> some of them. The 2 first I found (phat and vbetool) was orphaned and
> maintaining by the QA team. So I looked at them, fixed the watch file
first of all, let me thank you for working on orphaned packages.
> and some others easy things. But now I don't know what to do :
> - Can I request a review of this changes for an upload ? (they are
> available on mentors)
well, send a normal RFS (I used to put email@example.com in
CC, jsut in case) to debian-mentors; personally, I tend to give
higher prority to QA uploads and for updated packages (instead of
completely new packages) so I may upload them :)
> Maybe QA upload are only for fixing serious bugs ?
Of course not! anyhow, just a watch file fix does not warrant an
upload: you can try to get the packages in a good shape, updating to
the current standards, fixing some bug, fixing lintian errors/warnings
> - Do I need to adopt this packages ? I'm not using them, so I don't
> think I can be a good maintainer.
Not needed, QA uploads are done on packages still orphaned but that
find someone willing to invest her time in updating them.
> Just to know how the QA team work and if I can continue this type of
> correction, or if it's not necessary or useless :)
They are much very welcome, and I encourage to work on them: you can
learn *a lot* from these kind of uploads. There are so many oprhaned
packages that need love :) A warning: before working on a qa upload,
check if the package can be removed instead (because it's very
outdated, has better replacement, and so on).
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, Morpheus, matrixhasu)
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