Re: [2001-11-29] Freeze Update
* Marcelo E. Magallon <firstname.lastname@example.org> [011130 10:11]:
> >> Anthony Towns <email@example.com> writes:
> > That's not to say these aren't good questions to be asking: they are.
> > But the right time to ask them isn't now, it's after the release is
> > over when we have some experience in how all this new stuff actually
> > works, and can afford to take some time and develop new software to
> > make the whole process work better.
> Perhaps saying this again helps: people are confused.
> Herding cats comes to mind. Herding a few cats is difficult. Herding
> 700+ is daunting. Herding 700+ confused ones...
> I have the feeling that a large number of people are confused by lack
> of information. Anthony has been sending mails to d-d-a where he
> somehow says "we are here now and that is where we want to go next."
> People see that and say "ok, that's clear." Some weeks later someone
> asks "we were over there and wanted to go that way... where are we now
> exactly? And why?" The way I perceive it, it's simple lack of
> information made accessible to people.
> If one writes a FAQ and people keep asking the same questions, either
> people are not reading the FAQ or the A's in the FAQ are not clear
> enough. Same thing here.
There's no need to write a new FAQ. I feel keeping the present web page
updated on the status of the archive and making the URL for
http://ftp-master.debian.org/ more prominent would help.
Many people can help document this information as they learn about it.
I assume anyone interested in helping with this can help by writing web
pages and working with the debian-www (list) to get them updated. I don't
see a mailing list for ftp or archive business or I would recommend that.
-- Grant Bowman <firstname.lastname@example.org>