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

On Mon, Dec 14, 1998 at 10:10:50PM +0100, Michael Meskes wrote:
> Boy, you get my feeling pissed off again. Let me just put this in my words:
> You just joined one or two months ago and now you not only feel you'd be a
> good DPL but also know what's right about Debian while what all the
> old guys are doing is bad. Please correct me if I'm wrong after all english
> is not my native language, but I don't like the sound of your mail at all.

Yes, my maintainer status is recent, but I have been using and been around
debian (meaning on the lists, and following project status) since pre-bo,
so I do consider myself somewhat knowledgable about how debian works and
the problems that have been encountered.

I'm not saying anything is bad. I'm saying it can be made better. When
debian first started it was simply a stable OS of packages. With the
increase in use and complexity alot of things could stand a change, as
with any progressing project. Things like all the policies, the vast
complexity of the packaging system, documentation, installtion and
configuration tools, the BTS, increase in GUI packages, all of this has
spread maintainer efforts thin. 

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