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Re: Documentation for new maintainers



In article <19981030222117.A6310@hrnet.fr>, Raphael Hertzog <rhertzog@hrnet.fr> writes:
>> Raphael, this info exists already.  It is on our web site and in
>> debian packages.  Rather than wasting effort, why not help make the
>> current documents come up to date?

> I just had a look to the latest developers-reference doc. OK, a new
> document is probably not needed.

> But where would you add things like explaining in what consist the
> process of maintaining a package ? Where would you put some advice
> on how to manage new upstream version of a package ? Where are
> explained the usual "duties" of a Debian developer ?

> Questions like that came up several times on -mentors and people
> said some documentation is lacking.

Agreed.  Please work with me (the Developer's Reference maintainer).
I gladly accept and integrate suggstions and patches.  I can provide
you with near-live CVS access too, if you're really "gung-ho".  Just
contact <developers-reference@packages.debian.org>, or better yet,
submit bugs against the package.

BTW, I do poll <debian-mentors> now and then, looking for suitable
topics for inclusion in the Reference.  Right now I'm a little
back-logged on that count.

.....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>


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