Re: DEP-2: Debian Package Maintenance Hub
On 27/01/12 at 07:49 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> I would like to design a new infrastructure that would replace the DDPO
> and the PTS, fix many current problems, and enable us to introduce new
> features to help package maintainers.
> I decided to use a DEP for this because I believe it's important to give
> it some thought before starting to implement, and also because I'd like to
> get something that will be widely adopted.
> So far I have only had the feedback of Zack. I'd like to have at least some
> opinions of other members of the QA team who are involved in maintaining
> various bits of infrastructure... but anyone is welcome to comment and
> discuss the idea.
> The current proposal is at the end in markdown format but you can also read
> it online in HTML format:
> This document is obviously a work in progress and I welcome any addition
> that you would like to make to it.
I think that one thing that is missing is integration with VCS-based
maintenance. In that context, replacing PET would be a worthwhile goal
Regarding the design, I think that querying UDD directly should work if:
- the queries are properly optimized
- the machine is upgraded to something recent (currently it's a machine
which was obsoleted by HP in 2005, so there's some margin for
improvement). There's work in progress on that by DSA.