Re: DDs: etiquette of inquring about status of an ITP?
On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 04:01:18PM -0500, Chris Metzler wrote:
> Anyone's opinion is valued, of course; but I'm especially interested
> in hearing from any DDs who might read this . . .
> I'm curious what the etiquette is about inquiring into the status of
> an ITP.
Oh, just write a letter with some common sense :-)
> On one hand, I'm reluctant to ask because I don't want to seem like
> I'm prodding the developer who posted the ITP, especially when he/she
> has volunteered time to do this.
FYI: ITP does not stop you playing with packaging. Only if you hijack
ITP with unreasonably short leadtime, it is rude.
> I don't want to be rude or seem ungrateful. But OTOH, if I knew for a
> fact that it wouldn't be coming soon, then I'd be more likely to go
> ahead and pull time from all the other stuff I'm supposed to be doing
> and try to learn how to put it together myself (I'm not a developer by
> any stretch; but I can run Make and google on compile errors and so
Then go on making package while politely asking ITP status. If he
uploads something before you finish, you can compaire and learn.
If you get a good package and you get no response good long time, you
may consider hijacking it :-)
> Would it seem annoying to you to get such an inquiry after a couple of
> months? Six months after posting the ITP? A year? If there's some
> point when it isn't rude, is it more appropriate to do it by mailing
> to the WNPP bug, or by a private email to the DD?
It may be annoying to him but whoever left it so long deserves ping.
> Thanks for advice,
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