Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64
On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 11:08:19AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> > I personally trust the ftp-masters, and believe they are working for the
> > best of the project, but it is hard when one has questions only they can
> > answer or act to solve, to wait apparently forever in the dark. And in
> > some cases, it is even harmfull for the project, as it delays other work
> > that relies on it. As a proof of that, consider the special treatment
> > the .udebs get with regard to the NEW queue processing.
> Yes, the fact that the ftp-masters have given one of the major things
> blocking sarge release priority has surely been detrimental to the
> project. It would have been soo much better if they'd added a few more
> editors or something.
Well, no, but i believe that new kernel release handling deserve it too,
and not this almost a month if not more wait from upload to NEW queue
handling we are currently seing. And i have sent a non-flame mail to
ftp-masters, proposing help on handling of this, like overviewing the
changes between versions and proposing a resume of it, to help the
ftp-masters job, but to this date, i hardly have seen a reply. Fun will
be when the upstream kernel release schedule picks up again, and we see
upstream new kernel release faster than the handling of the NEW queue.
Also, if the ftp-masters would automate the handling of new versions of
libraries and such, as mandated by our library policy, it would make
their work easier, the same can happen with kernel packages.
But any such proposal only ends in the enless void which is the
ftp-masters mail boxes, and even if they read it, which i believe or at
least hope they do, a quick response should be a good thing to make all
this mess less important.
Mmm, maybe the DPL should apoint a ftp-master secretary or something,
which should not really do ftp-master work, but keep track of all
complains, and incoming email, sort them, and provide some kind of
information in return. The DPL was acting as such some time back, but
hardly seems to have the time for this now. And obviously, it would have
to be someone with good contact with the ftp-masters.