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On 02.11.2011 00:07, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 10:24:54PM +0000, Iain Lane wrote:
>> In attendance will be myself, Allison Randal and zack. I plan on
>> arguing for the increased use of mentors (debexpo) and the medium-term
>> deprecation of Ubuntu's equivalent, REVU.
> I'll AOL that and, as far as I've seen, people on the Ubuntu side are
> interested as well.
please note, for the time being mentors can not be used as platform for
Ubuntu mentoring. We allow uploads of source packages targeting a Debian
distribution only, and we neither support vendor profiles in Lintian and
other QA checks.
Thus, currently mentors.d.n can be used regarding Ubuntu only insofar as
packages entering Debian end up in Ubuntu anyway.
I'm not arguing against the idea at all, but it needs some people
willing to join our (tiny) development team which are interested to push
We have quite a huge backlog already, but as far as I can say, nobody is
actively developing Debexpo (i.e. the software running mentors.d.n)
right now due to lack of time or interest.
> On this specific point, have you discussed the matter with DSA yet? I'd
> be very useful to know if they have technical objections on "adopting"
> the maintenance of the service or not.
The company I am working for is sponsoring a well sized virtual machine
already. It's (currently) not the hardware which blocks adoption of
mentors.d.n to mentors.d.o but just someone who would explore interest
and possibilities to make mentors and official service among you,
Stefano, and other developers in seek of consensus.
If nothing else, we are probably lacking people you could delegate here,
as the only people who actively worked on Debexpo / mentors.d.n in the
recent past were Asheesh (firstname.lastname@example.org) and me among a handful of
smaller contributors who provided smaller patches, translation fixes,
templates and so on (but yet, thanks for that!).
with kind regards,
IRC: daemonkeeper on Freenode/OFTC
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