Re: Packages preventing other packages from going into testing (fwd) (fwd)
Peter Mathiasson wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 10:58:09PM +0200, Jacob Hallén wrote:
>> My program answers the question "Where will an extra effort produce
>> results?" I'm sure I could have modified Björns program to yield this
>> but I don't read and write Perl programs for pleasure.
> http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/stalls.html ?
No, this list contains all stalled packages, including the ones that depend
on packages that are too young to go into testing. They are uninteresting
from my perspective, because the work they needed has already been done.
I'm not claiming that solving these problems will solve all problems, but the
top of my list are the most urgent ones (from a pure package perspective).
Other problems will surface once these are solved, and this is indeed why
these things are the most urgent ones. Before they are solved the other
problems will go unnoticed.
The key to better performance in producing new Debian versions is not
necessarily in people doing more work, but in reducing cycle times. The
earlier a problem is noticed, the earlier it can be fixed. The earlier you
discover that your bug is holding up everything else, the earlier you will
get to it.