On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 05:26:28PM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote: > > > > Not necessarily -- some packages are a lot of work, like xfree, glibc, > > apache, some are a decent amount of work, like mailman, cvs and some > > are close to zero work, like chrpath and xslide. People also have > > different amounts of time available -- those who are paid to do Debian > > maintainence at work will have more time than somebody who works 12 > > hours/day without any Debian work in there, etc. > > > > So, why do you think having a more even distribution is a good thing? > > Or rather, why is the current situation so bad? > > > > indeed. Some packages are "worth" 10 "normal" packages in the amount of work > they require. > > Also, perhaps the script could deal with items like qa owning orphaned > packages and the like. The script can't even get everything a Debian Developer does for Debian. While most, if not all, active Debian Developers do packaging work, there's other stuff to be done -- such as taking care of autobuilders, being a sysadmin, ftp-master, listadmin, or release manager, doing porters' work. The work that's being done which does not involve "being listed as a package's maintainer" is not to be underestimated... -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "An expert can usually spot the difference between a fake charge and a full one, but there are plenty of dead experts." -- National Geographic Channel, in a documentary about large African beasts.
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