Jamin W. Collins wrote: > On Sun, Jul 20, 2003 at 09:47:39AM +0200, Thomas Viehmann wrote: > >>Jamin W. Collins wrote: >>No, it's perfectly sensible from the Debian's POV. (And from the >>user's perspective, too, if she's interested in having a usable >>installer.) >> >>The usual "two packages that are somewhat useful" applicant (as I'd be >>myself, except that I don't bother at the moment), may be nice to have >>to debian. But people getting the installer into shape are those that >>Debian desperately wants and neeeds. > And nothing stated here invalidates my statements in any way. If > sponsorship isn't viewed as any kind of a hinderance for normal > applicants then there is no need for accelerated or special treatment > for those working on select packages. Oh, come on. The work on debian-installer is a much bigger coordinated effort than maintaining - let's say libchipcard (one of my packages, presently the only one) which has currently only one reverse dependency and only a handful of dependencies. Compare this to the people that have been fast-tracked for d-i: They need at least CVS access and things there change much more rapidly than for most packages, so the ability to upload things independently is much more urgent. I didn't state that explicitly, but if the only thing you need is sponsorship for is an occasional package upload, that's much easier than sponsorship for more involved tasks, d-i being one. Cheers T.
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