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Re: Announcing Debian Package Tags

On Mon, 2003-04-28 at 17:47, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 12:30:54PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > 2) Do you forsee tags being maintained outside of the packages in the
> > future?  For developing the tag system this makes sense, but it seems to
> > me that maintainers should have more direct control over this somehow.
> I think that the same model used for section and priority is most sensible.
> Maintainers can include this information in their packages, but it can be
> added or overridden by a central authority.  That way, this information can
> be added to most packages much more quickly and efficiently than filing
> bugs, and a notification can be sent to the maintainer when they upload a
> package for which the tags are overridden.

I agree.  It just goes along with Debian's model where the maintainer
controls almost everything related to their package, which I think is
generally a good one.

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