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Re: DPLs : what do you think about ...

On Sun, Dec 13, 1998 at 12:42:41PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> That's why I would like to know who will support some projects, and who will
> do the necessary so that they'll become reality. Here are the projects
> I would like to see achieved :
> - Ben Collins idea : no unstable fork before deep-freeze
> - creation of a "Bug Group" who could manage the Bug Database without fearing
>   a maintainer blame. This group should manage "important" and "critical"
>   bugs not only during freeze but also while beeing in unstable... in this 
>   way when the freeze start, there won't be to much release-critical bugs.
>   This group could also organize "bug's party" on IRC in order to
>   clean up the BTS of a specific package (like it has already be done
>   for ppp).
> - APT beeing finished :-)
> - Configuration management with internationalization support (I didn't speak
>   of that but I wanted to...)
> - Simplification of the installation (enhanced boot disks)...
> The one who will support all this will have my vote :-) And "support" does
> mean : do the right things in order to achieve them... ;-)

All things but the first are things that are done by volunteers who think
that they would be a good idea (the first is also done by a volunteer, but
not everybody is enpowered to make the changes to the archive), not by the
project leader. A project leader can say "this and that would be a good
thing", but he is not the right person to do the enormous work involved.

If you like any of these projects in particular, just go ahead and work on


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