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Re: This is how packaging should be done.

On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 08:44:14AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 05:37:54AM -0700, Jeremiah Mahler wrote:
> > What about the idea that anyone (not just maintainers) can submit
> > packages and they will available immediately to others without
> > having to go through an intermediate person.
> I don't think there's any desire to have that in the debian archive.
> (Certainly not by me.) There's nothing stopping you from creating a
> private archive if that's what you want.
Well, don't ask why when people like me jump ship (use another distro).

> > In contrast, Debian allows only specific people to add new packages
> > and only the maintainer can fix their packages.  This requires work
> > by specific people which makes development slow.
> I disagree. We have very specific reasons for wanting to ensure the
> quality of packages in the debian archive, but this ensures a better
> development model, IMHO, not one that is necessarily slower.
I am all for having quality packages, but that can(but not always)
take time, and may be a burden on the package maintainer. If the
current development model for Debian truly is the best, then I
am glad it is being used. But, in order create something that is
the best, all options must be considered. I personally think the
article described what would be the best development model.

> -- 
> Mike Stone

Jeremiah Mahler

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