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Re: Getting NEW packages into Debian first

On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:12:35 +0100
Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach@ubuntu.com> wrote:

> While I think it makes perfect sense to get packages (that are not
> Ubuntu-specific) into Debian, I just want to make sure that we don't
> overwhelm Debian sponsors if we point that out as one of our preferred
> options.
> What is your take on it?

The emphasis on team maintenance is good, it will lessen the demand on
other sponsors and mentors. So it would be good to advise the use of
the existing Debian teams for inclusion into Debian.

"Ubuntu does virtually all package maintenance in teams. If your
package is related to any of the existing teams within Debian, work
with that team to get the package uploaded to Debian. If there is no
team already, you should consider starting a new team within Debian
(e.g. at Alioth) for any package which is likely to have a significant
number of bugs or other maintenance overheads (like
architecture-specific issues)."

Wording can be improved, this is just off the cuff.

> I'm sure our documentation will have to be updated, but if you could
> have a look at the snippet about Debian and give me your feedback, I'd
> appreciate it.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages#NEW_packages_through_Debian

(Why does wiki.ubuntu.com take forever to scroll in epiphany? It's such
a pain.)


Neil Williams

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