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Re: Package descriptions and making them better



On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 07:58:25AM -0500, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 01:39:23PM +0200, Michael Bramer wrote:
> > I rewrite it, please read it:
> >  
> >  I can write a 'mail server' like the ddts to coordinate the review of
> >  all english descriptions. 
> >  This server will _not_ write mails to the package maintainers. This
> >  server will send the new descriptions to the submit@bugs.debian.org. 
> 
> I feel *very* uncomfortable with having autogenerated mails routinely
> sent to the bug tracking system. I can certainly believe that, say,
> porting bugs are semi-automatically prepared, but porters seem quite
> happy to file the bugs themselves and add some human touch to the whole
> process rather than going through some centrally maintained server.

no problem. it was only a offer.

The server don't send BTS on its own. This server is only the
coordinator between the reviewer and the BTS. The server distribute
only the descriptions to the reviewer, collect the reviews and send
standardized bug report to the BTS with the received reviews.

> > IMHO you can't review all descriptions only with a mailing list. A
> > ddts _like_ solution is in my opinion better. 
> 
> Why is reviewing things on a mailing list a problem? I find the ddts
> rather impersonal, which I don't think would help the review process.

only some points:
 - who coordinate all the descriptions (review all and don't miss
   some)?
 - who check new description from new packages and/or from old
   packages


Gruss
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